If Batman has the Bat Cave for his Batmobile, is that the Scorpion Cave???
Agree very much, but...... these things require a "ringleader" who wants to make it happen, someone who others willingly gather around. Ringleaders are not challenged by yard work anyhow...:lol: They truly enjoy getting folks together to share an adventure.It's one of those things - when offered the choice between yard work and taking the FJ out for the weekend, the result is a forgone conclusion!
And in all seriousness, 50% of the joy in this sport/passtime is the people you run with. The SoCal group is made up of people from all walks of life who revel in getting out of the city and accumulating trail dust and mud on their FJ's. THEY make it fun!
Dom :ladysman:What i haven't done anything.
I'm just the innocent bystander that is being blackmailed.
All kidding aside, I think if Miss Uphill trusts Dom I would trust DomSensational Teotwaki! Most entertaining and enjoyable to visualize in real life
In another case the guy on the stand was asked if he "Shot to kill" when he took out a scum-sucking perp.A few years back, an officer was asked by an incredulous lawyer to explain why he put 13 rounds into the suspect.
"Because there are 12 rounds in the magazine, and one in the chamber," he responded.
Oh man, first Uphill is gonna' tear your FJ into pieces right in front of you just like this...Is your daughter single?
I'm going to post this on the maintenance tech section as well.
TIE ROD ISSUE
I'll make a longer story short. The tie rods weren't bent but the inner ends of the tie rods were shot. Therefore the erratic wandering track on the highway. ...snip....
Looks like a nice area to spend time on a ranch......
Oooooh.For the most part, the roads aren't difficult. They don't get much weathering or much use. I know there are mine roads down in Capitol Reef that can be fun. There are some interesting slot canyons, fossils and the like that make exploring worth the effort.
Absolutely agree!I was over at WRIGMAN's house, screwing with the FJ because the check engine light came on.
Trouble shooting determined that the MAF sensor gasket/o-ring was torn. When I cleaned the MAF sensor last, I didn't grease the o-ring properly and it allowed air to leak down through the aperture.
Check your O-ring each time you clean the MAF sensor.:bigthumb:
Out of the 5900 pounds, how many pounds are for beer? :cheers:The Scorpion has gone through a period of modification rest while I consider what else there is to bolt on that needs to be bolted on. At present I'm running at about 5,900 lbs loaded (includes an additional 30 gallons of fuel) and while I think I'm fine since the suspension and everything connected with the running gear has been beefed up, I'm reluctant to add much more weight.
If you break more than one windshield you'll become a Crack Addict.... :rofl:MY WINDSHIELD is no longer pristine. I took a rock, thrown by a truck (36K Miles). It left a pit, not a crack, but at the cost of new FJ windshields, I rushed it to the local automobile glass shop for immediate repair.
The owner asked if I minded if he took photos of the Scorpion. It turns out that he bought an H-3 and is kicking himself for not buying an FJ.
What H-3 owner wouldn't covet an FJ? I couldn't blame him for his recriminations, but I could commend him on being smart enough to know that his rig didn't sit at the top of the food chain.
I guess everybody can't be a rock star. :lol::rocker::rocker::rocker:
Oh boy, Canyonlands! GREAT area!I will be going through Canyonlands for a few days on a mini-expedition in September and will put the boot covers through their paces.
The Scorpion just rolled past the 40,000 mile mark and you know what that means? Maintenance!
- The serpentine belt didn't look too bad. There is a spot where a rock may have bounced up and hit it, but all in all it wasn't in horrible shape. I replaced it anyway and kept the original as a trail spare.
- Changed the Spark Plugs, which were in sore need of replacement
- Changed the oil as a matter of routine
- Lubed the fittings
- Flushed the radiator coolant and inspected for new hoses -- but the existing hoses looked nearly new. I had to pull the lower hose to get the serpentine belt onto the tensioner and it looked great inside and out.
- I had a guy pull the wheel and we looked at the rear axel seal. It was leaking from the trip to Ouray last week, but the bearings and hub were intact ($450.00 part to replace). So I dodged that bullet. The new rear seal is like $10.00.
- As a matter of course, I replaced the differential fluid and transmission fluid. I don't know that the trans fluid really needed to be replaced, BUT better safe than sorry.