Ep.322 – How to turn your JK cooling system to grape Jelly

March 2, 2018
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This Week In Jeep: [0:02:30]

FCA Hero


If you’re a die hard Jeeper you’ve probably already heard this story, but it is something we didn’t want the Jeep Talk Show listeners to miss!  The global head of design for Fiat Chrysler Automotives, FCA, is being called a hero. I’m speaking of Ralph Gilles.  No not for his design of the new Cherokee, or the new Renegade but for what he did on his own personal time. Early this past Sunday morning Gilles pulled up to an accident between two Ford vehicles.



FCA to Drop Diesel Engines


Well apparently fuel economy and power and torque aren’t important to FCA because they are dropping diesel engines!  What?  But they just announced that the new Jeep Wrangler JL would have a diesel option later this year?  Not to worry FCA is talking about their diesel cars, and since FCA doesn’t offer any cars in North America we, and the vast amount of our audience won’t be affected.



Jeep Talk Show Amazon Echo Alexa Skill


We here at the Jeep Talk Show are very excited to announce that we were selected to be one of the very first podcasts at Libsyn to be available on their new Amazon Echo skill!  If you are an Echo owner you’ll soon be able to listen to full episodes of the Jeep Talk Show on ANY of your Amazon Echos or Amazon Echo enabled devices!  In the next couple of weeks you’ll be able to say “Alexa, tell Jeep Talk Show to play latest episode.”




Contributor Segment [0:09:20]

Gary with NWJeepCast shares an interview with TreadLightly while at King of the Hammers!

The 4×4 Radio Network [0:14:03]

The Jeep Talk Show is a proud member of the 4×4 Radio Network.  Just visit 4x4RadioNetwork.com and learn more about The 4×4 Podcast, Centre Steer Podcast, and Trailchasers Podcast!  And our most recent show on the network is the On the Trail Podcast!

Wrangler Talk: [0:14:48]

Top 5 Must Have Fluids to Take Off Road

Top 5 Must have Fluids to take on the trail. Again I don’t have a whole lot of experience with this, so I reached out to my fellow Jeepers for their suggestions on the fluids to take with you on the trails.

#1 Oil
#2 Coolant
#3 Water
#4 Brake
#5 Differential (gear oil) /Transmission or Gas

Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: [0:25:36]

No Good Modification Goes Unpunished

You may never have heard the phrase, “No good modification goes unpunished” but if you’ve modified your Jeep you instantly knows what it means.  You gotta have that lift then you find that causes a problem that you have to resolve, or several.  For example Tammy lifted her JKU 3.5 inches and during an inspection she found her resepa was leaking due the steeper angle it was at and had to buy a replacement that was designed for the greater angle.

Interview with: [0:32:23]

Andy with Warn Industries

s-l300[1]Andy Lilienthal is the Digital Marketing Manager at Warn Industries, and first started with the company in 2006. He’s a lifelong gearhead, and currently has a number of 4WD vehicles including his 2001 Jeep Cherokee which he’s wheeled all over the west including Moab, Ouray, CO, Tillamook State Forest, and Tahuya State Forest among other places. When not in the office, you can find Andy representing the brand a number of events including Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep Jamboree, and other Jeep and 4WD events. He also does media relations, social media, and puts on the occasional winching demonstration.


From the Mind of Nicky G! [1:00:08]


Nicky G’s REAL Jeep needs Pizzas!  You never can tell what Nicky G is going to call in about, or what he’s going to say.  Join in and have a laugh and a snort!





Must Have Jeep Stuff: [1:01:55]

Engine WatchDog  


The gizmo that I used to finally figure out that my Jeep cooling system wasn’t overheating was the Engine Watchdog TM-1.  Engine Watchdog, and Australian based company which means you’ll need to specify fahrenheit or celsius on the units’ readout.  They have several models to choose from.  TM-1 to TM-4.


Camp Fire Side Chat: [1:10:45]

Gary from NWJeepCast joins in with Tammy and Tony B.S.ing around the fire.

Wheeling Where: [1:21:40]

Who/What: Jeep Night and 4Wheeling 4Help
When: March 5th (Thats Monday!) 6pm to 10pm
Where: Boardwalk Billy’s in Charlotte NC
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/143836222910866??ti=ia
This event is this Monday March 5th. If you missed it this is why you should listen the day we release the show or better yet, SUBSCRIBE!
This event, a charity event and fundraiser support sloane Marie and congenital heart defects.

Who/What: 56th Annual Tierra del Sol desert Safari
When: March 2nd – 4th
Where: Just outside of San Diego California
More Info: https://tdsdesertsafari.com/
Come out and experience the magic and splendor of southern California’s finest wheeling. This year will be another epic event with fantastic vendors onsite and the best raffle on the planet (over $150k in prizes)…Yes, we are going to do it again! We want to give a big shout out to Jeremy Coffin, who sent us the details of this event. He went last year and said it was a blast.
Judging from what I’ve read on the web about this event, he’s not mistaken.

Who/What: Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo
When: March 16th – 18th
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno Nevada
More Info: www.lockettshows.com

Who/What: Easter Jeep Safari
When: 03/24 – 03/31
Where: MOAB Utah
More Info: www.rr4w.com

Links Mentioned in Episode 322:



The best way is to go by part numbers:  OAT (purple) gallon is #68163849AA for straight coolant, #68163849AB for 50/50 premixed. HOAT (orange) gallon is #68048953AB for straight coolant.


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