Five cylinders good. Six cylinders better.


Some jobs are either super easy/barely an inconvenience or impossible, depending entirely on whether you have the part you need. Thanks to Generous Reader Terrapod I suddenly had a whole package of them, so…


…the Jeep once again has a six-cylinder engine.

And since this isn’t the first time this has happened to me, I’m happy about that ‘whole package of them’ thing.


I will store these most carefully. The last time this happened I had to pay the local auto shop to fix it – basically splicing two wires – because I couldn’t find replacement injector connectors anywhere. The guy at the (single) local auto parts store insisted nobody sold them.

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8 Responses to Five cylinders good. Six cylinders better.

  1. Terrapod says:

    Huzzah! Take the small victories where you can.

  2. Mike says:

    It’s not a surprise that the guy at the auto parts store would say these aren’t made anymore. The store has a local area monopoly on car parts, so there’s no incentive to actually look for the product outside of their stock.

  3. anonymous says:

    Store therm where mice and rats can’t get to them. Some kind of metal container with a snap shut lid.

  4. Stefan says:

    How about slitting plastic hose and taping it over the precious wires? A DIY up-armour kit to defend against wascally wodents….

  5. sevesteen says:

    I wonder if some sort of anti-chew spray in the jeep would last long enough to be useful? They make spray on habanero oil to keep squirrels out of birdfeeders (birds don’t care about spice) , or a bitterant anti-chew spray to keep pets from chewing shoes and such.

  6. Steve Walton says:

    Essentially everything can be purchased through Amazon these days. Tell your local dealer to cut off the bullshit and show him the part on the web.

    How did D take the groveling, or hasn’t he seen his brake handle yet?

  7. Joel says:

    How did D take the groveling, or hasn’t he seen his brake handle yet?

    He took it rather well, with sort of a resigned smile.

To the stake with the heretic!