Gaff It

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  1. Correct!! Had to do the same thing.
  2. Most likely. My mechanic couldn’t figure it out either. He knew the fix (add insulation to the fuel rail) which was in a service bulletin put out by Chrysler but it never worked 100 percent. The time delay switch I added does solve the issue. Some retired guy, I think he was an engineer, had the same issue and came up with the fix and posted the wiring diagram online in a jeep forum. That’s how I found it.
  3. I have an 01 that had a heat soak problem. Jeeps cure was reflective insulation added under the fuel rail to keep the fuel from vaporizing and causing a misfire. This would happen when you take a long ride, shut down the vehicle and restart before it cooled down. I installed hood vents that helped a little but still had the problem. The fix I found that works is quite simple and inexpensive. Had a time delay fuse/switch added to run the fan 3-4 minutes after I shut it down. Also can be used if it gets hotter than normal while driving the beach in soft sand. Works great. Button to activate was installed under my light switch on the dash to the left of the steering wheel-out of the way so you don’t inadvertently hit it.
  4. Ski racks work well. I’ve used them for more than five years-no issues.
  5. Bought mine on sale for $35. It’s a Frog Toggs wading jacket, lots of pockets, etc. I wear it throughout the year. It’s a little warm this time of year but it’s breathable and light enough to throw on if caught in a downpour while on the beach. Had it now for at least five years.
  6. Mainstays container, the 2 quart version works great for storage. Purchased 2 at Walmart @ $2.67 each. Screw top lid holds great.
  7. Contact Gene. He has them.
  8. My thoughts exactly.
  9. Hurt my shoulder a few years ago and switched over to conventionals. Was much easier to throw and haven’t turned back. May use a spinner for throwing plugs but that’s it.
  10. I was told I had to get it. No one said, you are strongly encouraged to get it. Mandatory, by law, is the incorrect terminology. I stand corrected. Here’s some info on it for those who don’t recall the the 1976 Swine Flu. The National Influenza Immunization Program On March 10, 1976, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the United States Public Health Service (ACIP) reviewed the findings. The committee concluded that with a new strain (the H1N1 New Jersey strain) that could be transmitted from person to person, a pandemic was a possibility. Specifically, the following facts were of concern: 1) persons <50 years of age had no antibodies to this new strain; 2) a current interpandemic strain (A/Victoria) of influenza was widely circulating; 3) this early detection of an outbreak caused by A/New Jersey/76/Hsw1N1 (H1N1) provided an opportunity to produce a vaccine since there was sufficient time between the initial isolates and the advent of an expected influenza season to produce vaccine. In the past when a new pandemic strain had been identified, there had not been enough time to manufacture vaccine on any large scale; 4) influenza vaccines had been used for years with demonstrated safety and efficacy when the currently circulating vaccine strain was incorporated; 5) the military vaccine formulation for years had included H1N1, an indication that production was possible, and no documented adverse effects had been described. ACIP recommended that an immunization program be launched to prevent the effects of a possible pandemic. One ACIP member summarized the consensus by stating "If we believe in prevention, we have no alternative but to offer and urge the immunization of the population." One ACIP member expressed the view that the vaccine should be stockpiled, not given. Making this decision carried an unusual urgency. The pharmaceutical industry had just finished manufacture of the vaccine to be used in the 1976–1977 influenza season. At that time, influenza vaccine was produced in fertilized hen's eggs from special flocks of hens. Roosters used for fertilizing the hens were still available; if they were slaughtered, as was customary, the industry could not resume production for several months. On March 13, an action memo was presented to the Secretary of the Department of Health Education and Welfare (DHEW). It outlined the problem and presented 4 alternative courses of action. First was "business as usual," with the marketplace prevailing and the assumption that a pandemic might not occur. The second was a recommendation that the federal government embark on a major program to immunize a highly susceptible population. As a reason to adopt this plan of action, the memo stated that "the Administration can tolerate unnecessary health expenditures better than unnecessary death and illness if a pandemic should occur." The third proposed course of action was a minimal response, in which the federal government would contract for sufficient vaccine to provide for traditional federal beneficiaries—military personnel, Native Americans, and Medicare-eligible persons. The fourth alternative was a program that would represent an exclusively federal response without involvement of the states. The proposal recommended by the director of CDC was the second course, namely, for the federal government to contract with private pharmaceutical companies to produce sufficient vaccine to permit the entire population to be immunized against H1N1. The federal government would make grants to state health departments to organize and conduct immunization programs. The federal government would provide vaccine to state health departments and private medical practices. Since influenza caused by A/Victoria was active worldwide, industry was asked to incorporate the swine flu into an A/Victoria product to be used for populations at high risk. Before the discussions with the secretary of DHEW had been completed, a member of his staff sent a memo to a health policy advisor in the White House, raising the specter of the 1918 pandemic, which had been specifically underemphasized in the CDC presentation. CDC's presentation highlighted the pandemic potential, comparing it with the 1968–69 Hong Kong and 1957–58 Asian pandemics. President Gerald Ford's staff recommended that the president convene a large group of well-known and respected scientists (Albert Sabin and Jonas Salk had to be included) and public representatives to hear the government's proposal and make recommendations to the president about it. After the meeting, the president had a press conference, highlighted by the unique simultaneous appearance of Salk and Sabin. President Ford announced that he accepted the recommendations that CDC had originally made to the secretary of DHEW. The National Influenza Immunization Program (NIIP) was initiated.
  11. Got it. See I forgot to add, yes, I am that old! Lol
  12. Swine flu, h1n1, was around long before 2009. I was vaccinated in 1976. It was mandatory that all US citizens get vaccinated. So fact number 1 is wrong.
  13. Absolutely! My rack still had his card embedded in the rail and it says lifetime warranty on it. Now what product has a lifetime warranty when used in a saltwater environment? They last forever.