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Hickers 04-05-2012 10:18 PM

dust
 
After our trip through the Flinders Gorges and the 600k Oonadatta Track we had a lot of dust to deal with. Things of note for others. Don't open the doors until the dust settles and face car into the wind before opening tailgate!!

We had a lot of dust buildup around the opening tailgate window and inside the rear window spoiler. This runs down like water each time you open the tailgate and makes a nice mess inside particularly if you don't park facing into the wind (and even then the venturi effect sucks dust back into the car!).

Also there was a coating of fine dust on the engine side of the air cleaner and plenty on the intake side so worth checking and cleaning it often. Our cabin a/c filter was also full of red dust which means until you clean or replace it that outback smell lives on no matter how much you clean the inside!!

We did not seem to get dust leakage around the door seals etc so thumbs up to the designers for that but thumbs down for all the places there is for dust to build up around the tailgate and lift up rear window. I might try a bit of duct tape across the top before our next off road trip!!

yoda42 04-05-2012 11:18 PM

Hi Hickers
Yeh I noticed on the couple of small dirt road trips we've done how bad the dust build up on the rear window/tailgate is, even after 5 minutes you can't see out the back window
Wish Jeep had designed the rear spoiler with some vents that ducted air down over the rear window!
Hopefully some one will bring out a rear dust deflector for the wk2 soon, there out there for the older grand Cherokees
This is something jeep should have as an accessories part, Toyota have them for their 4x4 wagons and they make a huge difference
Yoda


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Sege 04-06-2012 04:19 AM

Re: dust
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hickers (Post 608032)
After our trip through the Flinders Gorges and the 600k Oonadatta Track we had a lot of dust to deal with. Things of note for others. Don't open the doors until the dust settles and face car into the wind before opening tailgate!!

We had a lot of dust buildup around the opening tailgate window and inside the rear window spoiler. This runs down like water each time you open the tailgate and makes a nice mess inside particularly if you don't park facing into the wind (and even then the venturi effect sucks dust back into the car!).

Also there was a coating of fine dust on the engine side of the air cleaner and plenty on the intake side so worth checking and cleaning it often. Our cabin a/c filter was also full of red dust which means until you clean or replace it that outback smell lives on no matter how much you clean the inside!!

We did not seem to get dust leakage around the door seals etc so thumbs up to the designers for that but thumbs down for all the places there is for dust to build up around the tailgate and lift up rear window. I might try a bit of duct tape across the top before our next off road trip!!

How do you get to the Cabin Air filter?

Mendo 04-06-2012 05:40 AM

Re: dust
 
I think you get to the cabin filter through the glovebox.

Hickers how was the dust in fuel filler?

Hickers 04-06-2012 10:57 AM

Re: dust
 
Hi
Good call, we had dust in the tank that had past the fuel cap. Made me worry a little about fuel contamination though it was very fine. Not sure how to stop that as cap was well secured.

Hickers 04-06-2012 06:03 PM

Re: dust
 
Hi search for the post below regarding a replacement filter and the removal process, pretty easy, pull out the shelf for owners manual, its a push fit, and then open the door to the filter housing, easy when you see the photos.


JRoll's Uber-Tech Cabin Filter for WK2

jefferson.oz 04-07-2012 04:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Hickers (Post 608293)
Hi
Good call, we had dust in the tank that had past the fuel cap. Made me worry a little about fuel contamination though it was very fine. Not sure how to stop that as cap was well secured.

Hmm,we noticed that after the first trip we did and every one since has been the same.... Kinda just washed it in with the fuel nozzle, not really ideal, but what are you to do.... Have to just leave it up to the fuel filter, at least the dust build up around the rear door is pretty easy to wash down carefully with a hose with the glass open.... Otherwise they're great on dirt roads eh!

Hickers 04-08-2012 11:54 PM

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Too good on dirt roads, need the roar of the stones hitting the inner wheel arch to encourage sensible speeds, specially on the standard tyres!!


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