Episode 02 – Maintaining your rig for safety, and long life

Youtube Link (live stream): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXg9xmYA1D4


  • Tammy
    • working on my Oregon Trail adventure videos – I have a review of some Lasfit floor mats to do – My steering stabilizer bolt came out.
  • Nate
    • Bought a fuel pressure test kit, and discovered, that the LJ is suffering from low fuel pressure.  Ordered a fuel pump

Main Topic

Off-road vehicle maintenance 

  • If you drove to the trail, check these things before driving on the road
    • Completely inspect the underbody of your Jeep.
    • Check the tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and exhaust system for damage. (my tailpipe got smushed)
    • Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as required.
    • Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on the chassis, drive-train components, steering, and suspension. Re-tighten them if required.
    • Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and propeller shafts.
    • After extended operation in mud, sad water or similar dirty conditions have the radiator, fan, brake rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected and cleaned as soon as possible.
    • If you experience unusual vibration after driving in the mud, slush, or similar conditions, check the wheels for impacted material. Impacted material can cause a wheel imbalance. (My last trip my wheels were full of clay/mud. When we stopped I cleaned them out them before it got too bad or the mud dried)
  • After your rig is back at home
    • Grease things like joints and bearings, especially if you were in water
    • Rinse mud off of the body and undercarriage
    • Pay close attention to places where mud and dirt can accumulate.
    • Clean your engine bay
  • Periodically
    • Check your differential for contamination, fluid level, and flecks of metal
    • Check your transmission fluid for the same
    • Inspect your air filter, blow out dust

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