What did you screw up or tear up on your Jeep today?

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Last year, on 2 consecutive Friday nights, some scumbag did some cosmetic damage on my hood. 1st was a bunch of long scratches, some down to the primer, on the forward half of the power dome in between the windshield tie-downs. 2nd was a single ding on the driver side of the hood, in that strong spot that curves from the fender to the hood vent. I never park under trees, weather was calm during that swath of weeks, and this isn't a normal height typical car or sun hood. At about 5'11", the front fenders are high enough to comfortably lean my upper arm flat, and my 38's poke beyond the foot wide fenders by 3-3.5". It requires quite a reach to a not so easily accessible hood to create damage.

Being done by some wretched piece of filth, out of jealousy?, is what makes it sting more than doing worse to it myself.

Fortunately, the ding is only noticeable when facing a past noon sun. And the scratches have me swaying more strongly towards a hood blackout decal from pixeldecals.
 

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I know jeeps are built for off road but man Im so scared to hurt my new jeep costing over $40k.....jeeps are expensive
Mine was less than $40k but still expensive to me, probably more so to me than what a decked out Rubicon would cost some other people, but I bought it to use for offroad. In 14 months I've made 5 offroad trips and the only damage has been some rock chips on the door hinges. I have 2 more trips planned for the next 7 months and I'll plan more after that. Whatever else happens to it will be part of the journey.
 

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I know jeeps are built for off road but man Im so scared to hurt my new jeep costing over $40k.....jeeps are expensive
Slowly ease your way into it. I soon realized its way more fun to off road than it is to have a clean jeep that owns you and gives you anxiety every time dust gets on it.
 

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Last year, on 2 consecutive Friday nights, some scumbag did some cosmetic damage on my hood. 1st was a bunch of long scratches, some down to the primer, on the forward half of the power dome in between the windshield tie-downs. 2nd was a single ding on the driver side of the hood, in that strong spot that curves from the fender to the hood vent. I never park under trees, weather was calm during that swath of weeks, and this isn't a normal height typical car or sun hood. At about 5'11", the front fenders are high enough to comfortably lean my upper arm flat, and my 38's poke beyond the foot wide fenders by 3-3.5". It requires quite a reach to a not so easily accessible hood to create damage.

Being done by some wretched piece of filth, out of jealousy?, is what makes it sting more than doing worse to it myself.

Fortunately, the ding is only noticeable when facing a past noon sun. And the scratches have me swaying more strongly towards a hood blackout decal from pixeldecals.
Vandalism......sometimes I feel that is worse than theft!
 

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Not sure yet. Driving home from work, found the check engine light was on. Currently at 569 miles, 12 days old. Only thing I did was pull the engine cover off. That wouldn't cause a check engine light would it?
UPDATE: Got the code (P0456) Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detected (very small leak).
 
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Not sure yet. Driving home from work, found the check engine light was on. Currently at 569 miles, 12 days old. Only thing I did was pull the engine cover off. That wouldn't cause a check engine light would it?
UPDATE: Got the code (P0456) Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detected (very small leak).
Better start looking for a vacuum hose connection that was knocked off... or partially disconnected..... not uncommon if your not careful with the cover...
 

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Better start looking for a vacuum hose connection that was knocked off... or partially disconnected..... not uncommon if your not careful with the cover...
Checked hoses. Everything appeared good.
 

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I broke a bolt when trying to remove the mounting plate on my ARB compressor. Haven’t even installed the thing yet......I’m pretty dumb!
 

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Not sure yet. Driving home from work, found the check engine light was on. Currently at 569 miles, 12 days old. Only thing I did was pull the engine cover off. That wouldn't cause a check engine light would it?
UPDATE: Got the code (P0456) Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detected (very small leak).
I had this CEL 3 separate times in the first two months of ownership. Finally they fixed it after attempt 3 and 15 total days at the dealer.....turned out to be a gasket inside the fuel tank was not sealing properly. All in all they replaced my fuel pump, gas tank, filler tube and gas cap gasket. I was almost thinking of pursuing buyback but it’s been solid for a few months now.....hope you got it fixed!
 

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I think it's the gas cap which is hard to believe. I filled up with gas today after work and my cap was in place but loose. As if someone opened it but then didn't tighten it. I knew it was tight because of this code from Sunday, I tightened the cap. So I checked my gf's 21 Willy's and her cap you have to make an effort to loosen it. In mine, after tightening it the slightest bump (closing the cover) and it's able to just be pulled off without twisting. Hopefully it's just a faulty cap.
 

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Better start looking for a vacuum hose connection that was knocked off... or partially disconnected..... not uncommon if your not careful with the cover...
Also tighten the gas cap…
 

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I've forgotten to put the cap back on numerous times (I blame old age), but I never got a code... I always wondered about that...🤔
 
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