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New Carburetor Tutorial Coming Soon

In a few days, we should have a complete carburetor rebuild and tuning tutorial for the Carter BBD’s that were used on the Chrysler 318. Stay tuned!

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Problems Letting Go Of Cars – Part 2

The second part in my car life series. This one was meant to be a quick fix and make some cash while I was in high school.

1989 Chrysler Lebaron 2.5L

We found this on Craigslist for a couple hundred. It just had a overheating issue. As it was going to be a learning experience to fix it, my friend and I split the purchase of the car, and decided to fix it up.

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TUTORIAL: Programming Keyless Entry in Early 90’s Chryslers

Today, my replacement keyless entry remote came in for my 1993 New Yorker. It had to be programmed to the car. Problem is, you have to pull apart the center dash support bracket cover, the under dash cover, ground a wire, press some buttons, turn the key, unground, etc. If you’re interested, i’ve created a thread in the forums on how it is done.

This should also work on the early 90’s Fifth Avenues, Imperials, and Dynasty’s. Possibly even the K-Cars too. Check it out if you want to learn!

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E3 Spark Plugs – My Experience

Note: For all new readers, there is a follow up from E3 at http://www.wrenchheads.net/2011/01/03/reply-from-e3-about-their-spark-plug-issues/. Basically get in contact with Chris Lacouture @ clacouture@e3sparkplugs.com, they want their problem plugs back and should issue you a refund under warranty.

Have you heard about E3 Spark Plugs? Diamond fire technology for much better spark. The US EPA endorses them, saying these plugs actually make a difference in how the fuel burns, instead of just how long the plug lasts.

I decided to give them a try in my Chrysler New Yorker. Who knows how long the old plugs have been in there, but they have been changed before (Bosch Super Plus came out) and wanted to see what they were all about. They promised a smoother running engine, more fuel mileage, and long life (5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first for warranty).

Hit the jump to find out how they fared with me:

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The 2010/2011 Jeep Cherokee XJ?

1997 - 2001 Jeep Cherokee

1997 - 2001 Jeep Cherokee

Could there be a new compact SUV coming from the recently bought out Chrysler Group? More

2005 Jeep 2500

2005 Jeep 2500

specifically a 2011 Cherokee (not Grand?)

If you do some snooping around on the internet, you’ll see that the Cherokee wasn’t actually discontinued in 2001. Only in North America.

Up to 2005, it was produced in China, called the Jeep 2500 (because of its 2.5L 4 cylinder engine), and it even had its body style updated.

5 Year Chrysler Platform plan (allpar.com)

5 Year Chrysler Platform plan (allpar.com)

Go to allpar.com’s 5 year plan (http://www.allpar.com/corporate/chrysler-group/five-year-plan.html) , and you’ll see that there are two Jeep SUV’s (one is a Grand Cherokee, and one is smaller.) The White colored one looks like the China Jeep 2500.

Could this be the return of the Jeep Cherokee XJ? I sure hope so.

Jeep 2500 SideJeep 2500 Front

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