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Old 09-22-2016, 10:57 PM
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Also, made it out for the third time this year. Probably my last as well before the snow starts falling (or I finally make the move to Maryland...have a lead, fingers crossed it comes to fruition).

Swan River trail near Breckenridge CO.










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Old 09-22-2016, 10:58 PM
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This old cabin was at the top, and I am going to take what I saw inside as a sign (Seriously..coolest/weirdest thing I experienced given the situation I am in):









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Old 10-18-2016, 03:28 PM
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Found a used Bestop top on Craigslist. Just in time for winter. Guy I bought it from said the dealership put on his jeep when he bought it last year. No tears, but some pretty scuffed up windows with creases from being folded. Nothing I cant live with

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Old 10-19-2016, 07:17 AM
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looks awesome out there! good luck with the job hunt.,
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Old 11-21-2016, 05:58 PM
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One thing after another this year.

Found my radiator leaking at the top, pretty significant leak too. Coolant reservoir bottle dang near empty. Over 93000 miles and 19 years old, I cant be too mad I guess. Picked up a new mopar radiator and figured while I had it out, Ill go ahead and replace the thermostat and housing, water pump, and hoses. Wermopar.com had the best prices on OEM stuff. Received it all last week. Tomorrow at work I think I will start to disassemble everything. We have water there, along with multiple buckets, and somewhat of a workspace. I'll try and document what I can. Plan is to remove the radiator and then flush the block with tap water with the old thermostat removed. Got two gallons of a HOAT replacement fluid and will do the best I can. Id like to wait another week or so, but at the rate it is disappearing, I really dont think it will last much longer. This is my DD as well so I need it back on the road. Wish me luck, supposed to be 40 and cold here in Colorado

Also--got an interview with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Fingers crossed. May be hope for me yet.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:58 PM
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Good luck with the cooling system and the interview.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:50 AM
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Good luck with that cooling system and with the interview. BTW, it was 31 deg at my house this morning here in Southern Maryland.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:21 PM
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Thanks, fellas. Gonna need it! I appreciate you letting me participate in the forum even though I aint quite there yet...

Got the new radiator in along with thermostat and housing, and water pump. Halfway thru filling up the new radiator the lower hose came off, dang hose clamps. Put the original clamps back on and it seem to be holding fine now. Flushed the block and heater core. Idled for 20 min with high heat, noticed the thermostat cycled a few times and finally quit burping, all seems ok, 10 mile trip home showed no issues. Runs quite a bit cooler now! Before was right at the 210 mark or just a hair over. Now the needle is staying to the left of the 210 mark. Lacked a bit in the picture process but I blame that on dealing with coolant, phone, and a bunch of other junk.

Upper radiator hose and radiator itself leaking, makes a bit of a mess when it hits the fan.




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And cleaning the gasket surfaces. It was pretty dark by the time I wrapped up with everything, really hope I cleaned the surface well and its not leaking anywhere
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:21 AM
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been there done that...

always a waiting game when you fire it up for the first time to see where it leaks.

good luck with the DNR interview. I know a guy who works on base for DNR, don't know if that's who you are interviewing with or not. regardless, he's a nice guy who would be willing to talk with you if you wanted.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:08 PM
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Sent ya a PM.

A couple hundred miles and no signs of leaks. I have been parking it in a clean spot here at work and at the end of each day the concrete is still try and so is everything else on the block. Hopefully I dont have to touch that for another 93k miles.
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