Sunday, January 26, 2020

Jeep Specs

2010 JKUR 1J4BA6H19AL144419

Tires: 32" 255/75R17
(Will fit -- just barely -- 33x12.50)

Wheels: 17"
5x5" Lug Pattern

Transmission: NSG370 (built by Mercedes)
The NSG370 does not use standard gear oil for lubrication
MOPAR Manual Transmission Lubricant or equivalent (meeting the re- quirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-9224).

3.8L Engine Oil..............6 Quarts / 5.7 Liters........5w-20
.............................Chrysler MS-6395; if not API-SN
Brake Fluid..................Fill to Full Mark............DOT 3
Power Steering Reservoir.....Fill to Full Mark............ATF 4
3.8L Cooling System..........13 Quarts....................50/50 HOAT Antifreeze/Water Mix
NSG370 6-Speed Manual........1.6 Quarts / 1.5 Liters......Mopar Manual Trans Lubricant or Equivalent
NV241 Transfer Case..........2.2 Quarts / 2 Liters........ATF4
Dana 44 Front Axle...........2.7 pints / 1.3 Liters.......80w90
Dana 44 Rear Axle............4.75 Pints / 2.25 Liters.....80w90/75w140 summer towing

Oil: Wix 51348
Air: Wix 49018

Tools Needed:

NSG370 Fluid Change: 1" M10 Bolt with two nuts (used to remove drain plug); 17mm wrench, 14mm Allen socket

NV241 Fluid Change: 10mm Allen socket, 18mm socket (remove cross member in the way)

Oil Change: 13mm socket

Front Brake (Pads):
13mm socket 26ft-lbs
21mm socket 100ft-lbs
11mm, 15mm wrenchs

Teraflex HD HD Chromoly Tie Rod Kit
OEM SKU 1853910
OEM SKU Ball Joint: 1344410; spare ordered to put in Jeep.

Factory Front Drive shaft u-joint: Non-serviceable w/o modifying yoke; Adams on order :)

Carbon Offroad Jeep JK Rubicon 2007-2018 4340 Chromoly Front Axle Kit Dana 44 CF155
1350 Series Spicer 5-7166X U-Joint; spare ordered to put in Jeep.

Front Axle Seal (verified by VIN online) Mopar p/n 5014852AB
Cross Reference:
Mopar 5014852AC
SKF 12579A
Spicer 54381
Timken / National 710863

Not JK specific; generic parts of a clutch:

Stock height specs (not sure if this is different for Rubicon):

Torque Specs:
Generic Torque Chart:

Bolt Diameter Standard Metric
1/8" 5/16" 8mm
3/16" 3/8" 10mm
1/4" 7/16" 11mm
5/16" 1/2" 13mm
3/8" 9/16" 14mm
7/16" 5/8" 16mm
1/2" 3/4" 19mm
9/16" 13/16" 21mm
7/8" 22mm
5/8" 15/16" 24mm
1" 25mm
3/4" 1-1/8" 29mm
1-1/4" 32mm
7/8" 1-5/16" 34mm
1-3/8" 35mm
1" 1-1/2" 38 mm
1-5/8" 41mm
1-1/8" 1-11/16" 43mm
1-3/4" 45mm
1-1/4" 1-7/8" 48mm
1-3/8" 2" 51mm
1-1/2" 2-1/4" 57mm
1-5/8" 2-1/2" 64mm
1-3/4" 2-5/8" 67mm
2-3/4" 70mm
1-7/8" 2-15/16" 75mm
3" 76mm
2" 3-1/8" 80mm
3-1/4" 83mm
2-1/4" 3-1/2" 89mm
3-3/4" 95mm
2-1/2" 3-7/8" 99mm
4" 102mm
2-3/4" 4-1/4" 108mm
4-1/2" 114mm
3" 4-5/8" 118mm
3-1/4" 5" 127mm
3-1/2" 5-3/8" 137mm
5-1/2" 140mm
3-3/4" 5-3/4" 146mm
6" 152mm
6-1/2" 165mm
7" 178mm

Dimensions for those making their own CO2 tire filling system:

Roof Rack: Barricade J116279

Ham Radio:

Icom ID-5100A
Antenna Mount: Comet CP-5NMO; Max power 75W VHF, 50W UHF
Antenna: Diamond NR770HNMO;
3.0dB(2m); 5.5dB(70cm); Max power 200W
1/2 wavelength 2m radialless
2 x 5/8 wavelength 70cm phase element radialless
APRS APO3 automatic switch (turns on when voltage >= 13 volts, turns off 10 minutes after voltage drops) Hook for microphone: Lido Products LM-1201

Mahindra parts list:

Washer: Maytag Neptune MAH5500BWQ Dryer: Maytag Neptune _________

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Snow & Sky

I have the Jeep...could we get some snow that would be fun on the weekend? Instead of just enough the Fusion can comfortably handle it, but I still need to go clean off the snow-that-has-been-rained-on stuff while it is 40 before getting cold again for the rest of the week?

Deer licking road salt maybe?

Ran out to put the mailbox back up while it was still warm. 40 dropping into the teens overnight :/

Circle around the block, but the light had already changed at the Pakulis farm :(. Of course I also didn't take my good camera with me, what gorgeous light this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

YouTube Link Megathread...

One place to store various links:

Reindeer Games...

Researching around...a full head isn't best to mount over a woodstove (too warm), and knowing my lack of weekly vacuuming something that would hold in a lot of dust probably isn't the best idea.

But antlers from Craigslist? We can do that!

Night I picked them up was Ro's 80th.

Kiya asked the name, I countered it didn't have a face...but settled on Ernie. From there it was short trip to Arvid :D

Monday, January 6, 2020

New Moons 2020

New Moons, in reasonably warm weather:


Meteor Showers: Lyrids Peak: 4/22 Perseids Peak: 8/12
Dark Site Finder map:

I'm thinking Chamberlain Bridge may offer some convenient from the road access to south-facing shoreline: