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Old 08-21-2014, 02:16 AM
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So Im about to embark on a 3,000 mile road trip from Toledo to Denver and back next week. Not that I'm too nervous about the injector having problem but it is sitting in the back of my mind. It would be nice to get off the beaten path without any hesitation or second thought about it. But, figured this was worth a try. Any diesel guys out there have access to a skid plate for this issue between these two points. Since I'm driving this distance, it might be easier if someone had access to one or a fix for it and I could stop by and pick it up or could perform a proven fix. Its worth a try anyways

If anyone has some other ideas let me know. Its only 3 weeks old. MOPAR offroad wheels and rock rails have already been ordered....
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So Im about to embark on a 3,000 mile road trip from Toledo to Denver and back next week. Not that I'm too nervous about the injector having problem but it is sitting in the back of my mind. It would be nice to get off the beaten path without any hesitation or second thought about it. But, figured this was worth a try. Any diesel guys out there have access to a skid plate for this issue between these two points. Since I'm driving this distance, it might be easier if someone had access to one or a fix for it and I could stop by and pick it up or could perform a proven fix. Its worth a try anyways

If anyone has some other ideas let me know. Its only 3 weeks old. MOPAR offroad wheels and rock rails have already been ordered....
Consider re-posting in the DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy thread. Maybe Dom or any of the other good folks there can assist you.
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Probably not enough time to get a skid plate from Dom. I think he's out of them. Try gently pulling the hose and easing it upward and zip-tying it to something convenient so that it's snug against the frame. It isn't as protective as a plate, but it does reduce the harness' exposure. I am in the same predicament. So far, the zip tie is holding and the harness is no longer the low point of the undercarriage.


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I just took a bunch of duck tape and made sure everything was snug. I thought about a zip tie for the time being but even a zip tie to me wasn't enough. Looks like I'll just be waiting for Dom.
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Re: DEF Injector Protection

Well, it looks like Jeep is finally trying to address this issue. Not as adequately or completely as Dom has with his plate, but along the same lines that some of us already undertook--zip tying the DEF injector line in a few places to keep it snug against the bottom of the frame. Here is the RRT:

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_2500414.pdf

I was able to accomplish the same thing with one zip tie. Jeep's workaround uses three, which will hopefully be more robust.


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Re: DEF Injector Protection

Just getting into this one but if dom wants to send me his plans I could perhaps mass produce these for him so there's no shortage and he can just handle the sales end of it (not looking to cut into his little business/hobby). Just figured i'd offer. I have a machine shop with the latest in Haas CNCs so whatever it is I can either do it or bend it.
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I just took a bunch of duck tape and made sure everything was snug. I thought about a zip tie for the time being but even a zip tie to me wasn't enough. Looks like I'll just be waiting for Dom.


Well I guess JEEP really does cruise these boards. They felt one zip tie wasn't enough either. so they used 3.
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Just getting into this one but if dom wants to send me his plans I could perhaps mass produce these for him so there's no shortage and he can just handle the sales end of it (not looking to cut into his little business/hobby). Just figured i'd offer. I have a machine shop with the latest in Haas CNCs so whatever it is I can either do it or bend it.
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Well I guess JEEP really does cruise these boards. They felt one zip tie wasn't enough either. so they used 3.
I work at the JK facility. Believe me, EVERYONE looks at these forums. There are a lot of people that work for the company, and yes, even as employees we have the same problems and come here for help and support. Funny how things work out like that huh?

Seriously though, this type of protection is needed and it would be nice if there was some support for the diesel owners for this outside of some tie straps. Even with tie straps, I have a feeling trying to dig through deep snow is going to be a problem when winter comes. If going through larger puddles and deep water will take out the injector, I can only imagine how many people are going to be having problems trying to get through accumulative snow and slush.

I still need something other than duck tape and zip ties..................
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I still need something other than duck tape and zip ties..................
Get Dom's DEF protection plate. Fantastic design. Fully protects both the Doser and the harness and allows for heat dissipation of the area. Far superior solution than 3 zip ties. With the plate installed, I don't even want to get the zip tie RRT.
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I work at the JK facility. Believe me, EVERYONE looks at these forums. There are a lot of people that work for the company, and yes, even as employees we have the same problems and come here for help and support. Funny how things work out like that huh?

Seriously though, this type of protection is needed and it would be nice if there was some support for the diesel owners for this outside of some tie straps. Even with tie straps, I have a feeling trying to dig through deep snow is going to be a problem when winter comes. If going through larger puddles and deep water will take out the injector, I can only imagine how many people are going to be having problems trying to get through accumulative snow and slush.

I still need something other than duck tape and zip ties..................
The plate is needed for the stock diesel - however as I have the off road adventure II package and it's still not protected is really lame. I don't do a lot of vehicle mods to my stock / street cars and most of my mods only for reliability. When the DPF failed on my old WK CRD - that was only when I got a tune and a DPF delete as that cost ~ $1k total versus the $4.5k I was quoted by the dealer to replace a DPF pipe (total rip off!!!) - there are DPF cleaning services you can send the pipe to and have it cleaned and the pipe should be as good as new. The response by corp seems to be as little effort with as little money as possible to address a known problem - then piss off owners who have repeated problems losing them for life. The short term thinking we apply in this country in business and gov't just comes back to hurt us more later.
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Re: DEF Injector Protection

Looking at Service Bulletin 25-004-14 dated Sept.16, 1014. Kit is for build dates before 4-1-2014. Does that mean my June build already has the kit installed?
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