My '89 with a 4.2 is something of a Frankenjeep as it a rebuilt title and the seller said the motor was rebuilt, but didn't know when (by a PO). But other than the motor question the rest of the whole Jeep seems to be all the original vehicle including the AX15 gearbox.
189,000+ on it and all it needs right now are a couple of fresh synchro rings in the transmsission. Runs good when the carb is right (Motorcraft sitting in the garage for the next time the Carter gives me grief) and pulls well up into expressway speeds.
My 95 Town Car just failed the climb to 200K miles at almost the same mileage. This thread encourages me to take the Jeep to that milestone
haha yup got to love it. had a snorkel on it and clipped a branch ripping it off and still decided to procede wheeling thru the weekend with some close calls. several times sucking in water big time and the 4 banger wont die!
I've 163k on mine,still runs pretty strong but it leaks about a quart of oil every 2 weeks and smokes a little on start up.Working on rebuilding another 258.
8 years later has brought the grand total to 180k. The 258 is long gone though, put a 99 4.0 in it about 5 years ago and the original AX-15 puked out about a month after I posted that.
There's a lot of former frequent posters in the beginning of this thread that I haven't seen in a long time.
Transplanted '99 4.0, AX-15, NP231
Red Jeep club #8
97 ZJ Laredo
4.0, 42re, NP242
Was my daily driver, now son's college wheels.
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4.5" Superlift SL
35" GoodYear Mud Terrains
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Bulldog front bumper
Best Top seats
"Family" roll bar
25 foot 1/2" log chain
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