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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#22910 of 23397 Re: 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport w/Auto [wpowell]
Aug 18, 2007 (4:45 am)
I would agree. If you do the Jeep, pay attention to what everyone is saying. It will go where it wants to if "close" attention is not on the road. A slick rain with the wrong tires and it will be a rollerskate. I have had 3 and have lost control of all 3 at least once. It only takes a little speed and the wrong conditions. And thats when I was paying attention. It can be a very unforgiving vehicle (but alot of fun-that's the problem). John
Aug 19, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Saw a pair of decals on the rear window of a Wrangler in Bloomingale, Il. that read " official H2 recovery vehicle" and "official H3 recovery vehicle"
#22912 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [hayneldan]
Aug 20, 2007 (7:14 am)
Yeah, and I think Mac is the owner of an "Official Wrangler Recovery Vehicle". Conspicuously absent from the sticker list was "H1 Recovery Vehicle"
#22913 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [wpowell]
Aug 20, 2007 (8:05 am)
#22914 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [mac24]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 20, 2007 (8:23 am)
I don't care what you drive - if you aren't getting stuck you aren't playing hard enough.
#22915 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [steve_]
Aug 20, 2007 (8:42 am)
Oh you don't have to play hard to get stuck.
Some people manage without even trying.
However, those that off-road regularly are divided into two groups.
Those that have got stuck, and those that will get stuck!
#22916 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [mac24]
Aug 24, 2007 (4:18 am)
I've been stuck - I just know better than to get pics of it when it is happening.
Aug 28, 2007 (5:11 pm)
I am considering a sahara 4x4 with manual transmission and would be grateful for input regarding the following:
1) What is the best way to extend the "clutch life". For instance when approaching a red light is it best to engage neutral and take one's foot off the clutch or is it best to leave the car in gear with the clutch engaged?
2) What symptoms does a failing clutch make?
3) is there any role in prophylactically changing the clutch at say for instance 60,000 miles?
4) finally, is it possible to obtain a roof rack for a hard top?
thanks in advance
#22918 of 23397 Re: clutch [corblimey2]
Aug 28, 2007 (6:35 pm)
1: Wear on the friction plate is caused when you 'slip' the clutch. So, ease up on the pedal smoothly and quickly as you move off and as you change gear. At all other times your foot should be off the pedal.
Depress the pedal just before you come to a halt, engage neutral and remove your foot from the pedal while braking to a final stop at the same time.
All the time your foot is on the clutch pedal, either resting on it or depressing it, the release bearing is wearing.
Additionally, don't coast up to the light either in neutral or with the pedal depressed, as (a) you aren't benefiting from the control given by engine braking, and (b) you don't have the option of accelerating forward immediately if conditions change for any reason.
2: An engine rpm increase without a corresponding increase in
ground speed, sometimes accompanied by an unpleasant smell.
3: Maybe...so much depends on variables like driving style and load that you can't guess at clutch life unless you've personally driven the vehicle since new.
If you need peace of mind for whatever reason, then you'll probably want to inspect it, though remember it makes no economic sense to reinstall an old clutch.
4: Yes...but that isn't a clutch question!
Aug 29, 2007 (3:25 pm)
thank you for your advice