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    Goodbye Jeep Cherokee

    Well what was their great hurry? This name has been used by Jeep on and off since the 70s with the Cherokee Chief which was a short wheelbase version of the SJ Wagoneer. I don't see this going anywhere. The Cherokee Nation should consider that Jeep has not been American owned since 1998. The...
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    Compilation of TPMS relearning by manufacturer

    yes they still uses sensors in the tires, but I have the original 15 year old ones in my 2007 Jeep that work fine still! I have not had to replace one, self learning so no reprogramming. The Subaru on the other hand is inferior, no individual read out, not self learning so you need to buy $300...
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    Long lasting snow tires

    Here's my first set of Generals on the '07 Jeep, on Chrysler steel wheels, I also installed the OE TPMS system which on Jeeps is self learning so no re-programming needed. With these tires this thing is a beast in the snow. 330 hp, full time 4x4 and electronic locking diffs rear and in the FRONT...
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    Long lasting snow tires

    I'm not sure if its the Subaru itself (2017 Forester) because we noticed the same thing with our previous Subaru Outback and Nokian snows. I had the same Nokians on the older Jeep and it was not as noisy as the Subaru. The current Generals are extremely quiet for studded tires. With the windows...
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    Long lasting snow tires

    I've had 3 sets of General Arctic Altimax studded tires and they were excellent, still have one set on one of our less driven vehicles ('98 Jeep) and am now using General Grabber Arctic studded on the two newer Jeeps ('17 and '07) and these are just as good. We have a set of Nokian Hakka SUV 8s...
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    Here's something that could happen, and ruin your day, lol!

    I certainly do not. I do for any electrical work though like changing a starter or alternator.
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    Here's something that could happen, and ruin your day, lol!

    I have not tried the remote start with the hood open but will now that you all mentioned it. This is a 2007 Grand 5.7 Hemi, the remote start was a factory option.
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    Here's something that could happen, and ruin your day, lol!

    One day I'm doing work under my '07 Grand Cherokee, it has remote start. I have the keys in my pocket, and roll a certain way that the remote start button gets pushed not once but twice, it takes 2 pushes to engage the remote start. I heard the beep, jumped up and cancelled it! If not the engine...
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    Read my Spark Plug

    You did beautiful work, Lee Roy Grumman would be pleased!
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    Read my Spark Plug

    Wow that's beautiful, thanks! There is one of these and a Hellcat plus a number of other planes on the USS Intrepid museum on the west side of Manhattan in NYC. We have a couple of nice museums on Long Island, the Cradle of Aviation, The American Airpower Museum (actually the last remaining...
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    Read my Spark Plug

    great I'd love to see more pix...
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    Read my Spark Plug

    Agreed I thought the same thing. PS is that a Grumman in your avatar? I'm not far from the former home of Grumman Aircraft Engineering. This is the old style Grumman sign which was actually at their corporate headquarters in Bethpage. Its now in the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City...
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    GM to Stop Making Gas-powered Cars

    Many many people in NYC own cars, keep in mind what we natives refer to as 'the city' is Manhattan, there are the outer boroughs, of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. These areas have many private homes in addition to apartment buildings, but many do not have garages or driveways...
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    new battery or try battery tender?

    well a lot of good information here, but what I'd do: load test the battery, if it fails replace also, do a parasitic draw test, to make sure that nothing is pulling amps out of the battery when everything is supposed to be off. Should be between 30-50 milliamps. When doing the test make sure...
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    Excited About Wife's New 4Runner

    On the Chrysler ones its the same spec. 18 ft lbs but if you choke up on the ratchet you will feel when its seated and won't overtighten it. With delicate stuff I always use a short 3/8ths ratchet for tightening. If you crack one of these it's a big job because the oil filter housing is part of...
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