Guess I'm not making the bed....darn.
This appears to be a regular theme, here's another from some time ago.
And even before that. Lazy dog.
Cars, computers, tools, home-improvement, FPS gaming, camping, kids...
So, this is not a Jalop-bashing post.
Just a simple mention that after 2 months of avoiding Jalopnik I realized I'm not missing it. I find that I come to Oppo a bit more and then do something else with the found time.
And, that's all I have to say about that.
So, the Hemi in the Joop decided to start weeping from the driver side valve cover about a year ago. At first I had no idea since I rarely drive it (this is Mrs. Pyro's ride) but I'd occasionally smell burnt oil after a drive. I'd never see drips in the garage and I couldn't see anything under the hood. You can see the buildup at the back (bottom) of the head in the first image below, where the oil would then fall to the exhaust manifold. I did some quick research and it's common on these engines but sadly not enough for YT to have a walkthrough for the 2014 GC. Most folks must take it to their indie shop or the dealer for the work. I decided to take the plunge this weekend and it took about 3 hours to do both sides along with 16 new plugs.
Plastic valve covers and other engine components still amaze me.
While I was at it, I decided to change out the serpentine belt as well (thanks @Taylor-Martin) since it's factory with 113k miles.
I will say both the factory plugs (NKG) and belt looked excellent, the plugs were maintaining their spec gap (gotta love iridium) and the belt had zero cracking/checking.
I always toss a used belt (that still looks good) into the vehicle as a backup, never know when you'll need a spare if it fails. I don't ever seem to just buy a new belt to keep as a backup, guess I'm too cheap.
This is a really impressive build of the Concorde, with all smooth surfaces (stud free.)
Wow, pretty impressive detail here.
@hammerheadfistpunch I always liked how well the WJ would stuff a tire. These were the stock 30s and I could have gone to a 32 maybe 33 without too much trouble but it was a daily that I averaged 55 miles a day with, didn't want to mess with what worked. Plus, this thing was a billy goat fully stock.
@just-jeepin unfortunately for my recent buys, color has not been a deciding factor. When buying used and with limited supply, you get what you get with color. That left me with a black car on my previous and a silver for my current. I will try like hell to avoid a black car going forward but I don't mind the silver, it's a bright arctic silver so it pops in the sun.