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Old 03-11-2013, 06:19 PM   #301
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Pretty cool Jeep Vid.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #302
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Pretty cool Jeep Vid.

All their videos are pretty awesome.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #303
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Went wheeling this weekend with a couple of Jeep guys, first time I took the rig mudding....was pretty fun, but cleanup was such a PITA....

Did well, only got stuck once. Went through about 100 yards of it, then the last 30 feet it got really deep and really soupy, so I got stuck and stuck bad. It took two rigs to pull me out.

Coming into it....









Still awesome to put the rig through its paces and see what it's capable of.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #304
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It was frozen over, and being the inebriated geniuses we were, we decided to traverse said frozen pond.

Jeeps crossed fine. My best friends H2 sunk ass first, then the front plopped down. It sucked water and hydrolocked.

that pic is very early, when hte ass was still holding onto the ice shelf. It finally dropped another foot and flooded through the open windows on the side.

But yeah, the jeeps only had 1-2 people in them. The H2 was loaded with myself, 2 buddies, 2 random girls, and a metric **** load of beer.

When it finally dropped, beer cans started to float out of the H2.

One buddy braved the ice, and sank up to his waist, all for a PBR...

The jeep just happened to ignite due to some sort of electrical thing.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #305
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^Holy Hell! If I was the guy with the black jeep, I'd be taking a little hiatus from off roading after seeing that.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #306
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Thats gonna suck. Unless that was an official "road" the insurance company might give that Jeep owner a hard time. Also, something else was definitely at play here, not just "some electrical problem." This is why vehicles have fuses. Most likely a fluid dripped onto the hot manifold. Many people overfill their diffs and extend their axle breathers under the hood. Im sure there is more to this story, but it's just guesswork. Also weird the Hummer hydroed...doesn't look THAT deep.

ROFLWAFFLES at the first photo....not a single f*** is being given...the two guys are still dealing with the hummer while the Jeep is up in flames.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #307
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^ That is a Hummer H3.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #308
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power steering fluid gets shaken up and foamed up by the pump with lots of vibrations and steering movement in some offroading conditions. if it foams and boils, it will absolutely squirt out of the top of the reservoir like a shaken up soda bottle. flash point is around 350*, so it can absolutely cause a fire.
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power steering fluid gets shaken up and foamed up by the pump with lots of vibrations and steering movement in some offroading conditions. if it foams and boils, it will absolutely squirt out of the top of the reservoir like a shaken up soda bottle. flash point is around 350*, so it can absolutely cause a fire.
*runs to check his power steering fluid cap*
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power steering fluid gets shaken up and foamed up by the pump with lots of vibrations and steering movement in some offroading conditions. if it foams and boils, it will absolutely squirt out of the top of the reservoir like a shaken up soda bottle. flash point is around 350*, so it can absolutely cause a fire.
Jeep had a recall back in 2010 for 2008-2010 Wranglers because the transmission overflowed through the dipstick on a few, causing fires.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #311
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Jeep had a recall back in 2010 for 2008-2010 Wranglers because the transmission overflowed through the dipstick on a few, causing fires.
This sounds like a solid culprit. If its a later model, it can be any other fluid, but I don't believe for a second that it's an electrical fire.
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i've never heard of transmissions building enough pressure to throw it out of the dipstick... thats pretty nuts.

i've had my power steering fluid boil and overflow one time and i wheel pretty hard every time i go out. the specific time was over some high speed stuff that was really taxing the 14" coilovers and the ride was pretty violent up and down with some turns. the turns are what really cooks it.
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i've never heard of transmissions building enough pressure to throw it out of the dipstick... thats pretty nuts.

i've had my power steering fluid boil and overflow one time and i wheel pretty hard every time i go out. the specific time was over some high speed stuff that was really taxing the 14" coilovers and the ride was pretty violent up and down with some turns. the turns are what really cooks it.
http://jalopnik.com/5898058/exclusiv...-investigation
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One possible culprit in the fires is the vehicle's automatic transmission. Chrysler recalled Jeeps in February 2010 over an issue where transmission fluid could overheat under "extreme and/or abusive driving conditions under rigorous off-road conditions."
I have read of a few scenarios...

1) Front diff overfilled and backed up to the breather which was located above the manifold.

2) Leaves built up above the cat.
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interesting.

i'm not buying the diff oil bit though, that seems a bit extreme. i doubt one can get diff oil hot enough to burn on accident.
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interesting.

i'm not buying the diff oil bit though, that seems a bit extreme. i doubt one can get diff oil hot enough to burn on accident.
The diff oil isn't so much about overheating as it is simple heating. Many aftermarket diff covers for the wrangler are bigger than stock (not just beefier, but physically bigger inside, more air space) and as a result, many people end up overfilling the diffs. Stock breathers terminate basically just under the fenders. Many (myself included) extend them so that we don't have to worry about water ingestion when going swimming. Personally, I have not seen fluid back up that far, but its not impossible (you would probably need to overfill your diff by nearly a quart.)

However, you've been forums long enough to know that people have done dumber sh!t than overfilling a diff.
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yea, thats what i don't get. i fill my diffs up until oil comes back out of the fill plug. i have one of this accordion thingys on my rear and it leaks a tiny tiny amount of oil sometimes, but i can't imagine a breather into the bay spitting out oil (my breather up front goes to the top of my shock hoop).
only way its possible is if they are filling it up to the brim with oil and its expanding up the tube... stupid.

this is what i have on the rear. it allows purging if it expands all the way out, but won't let water in.
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yea, thats what i don't get. i fill my diffs up until oil comes back out of the fill plug. i have one of this accordion thingys on my rear and it leaks a tiny tiny amount of oil sometimes, but i can't imagine a breather into the bay spitting out oil (my breather up front goes to the top of my shock hoop).
only way its possible is if they are filling it up to the brim with oil and its expanding up the tube... stupid.

this is what i have on the rear. it allows purging if it expands all the way out, but won't let water in.
Ever have issues with these? I was going to get em, but a few guys talked me out saying that they ran them and had them ripped off on the trail (obviously without them knowing) and having a big mess to deal with afterwards.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #318
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