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Unread 09-16-2011, 06:06 PM   #61
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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

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Unread 09-16-2011, 06:32 PM   #62
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Today, 337,731 miles. 2.5 engine.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 06:55 PM   #63
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90 YJ 220K. Original engine and tranny. Has the Carter BBD and it runs great. No lifter ticking and no engine knocking (after I replaced the timing chain).
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Unread 09-16-2011, 06:57 PM   #64
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282,000 on mine, 25,000 on the motor
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Unread 09-16-2011, 07:14 PM   #65
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We recently received two new old Jeep YJs & one shows 201,867 on the Odometer & it seems to run good but we will know more when they are delivered soon. The other one only has 99,864 showing.
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Unread 09-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #66
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out of everyone who has posed so far i think my 4.2 is the winner with 283392 and i still do a regular drive from Powell wy to Billings mt every week (100 miles at 70 mph)
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Unread 09-17-2011, 02:30 AM   #67
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My original 4.0 has 210,415 with a rebuilt ax-15 I
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Unread 09-17-2011, 02:32 AM   #68
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423,000 km as of spring when the odo died
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Unread 09-17-2011, 05:00 AM   #69
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I have 198,566 on the 87 YJ 6 cyl
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Unread 09-17-2011, 07:06 AM   #70
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Aren't the barrens great?
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!
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Unread 09-17-2011, 07:21 AM   #71
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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.
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Unread 09-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #72
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my 4banger blew around 170K miles. 5K on my new 4.
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Unread 09-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #73
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4 cylinder with 35's and 202,xxx miles.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 01:06 PM   #74
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235,000 and counting. 200,000 of them are mine
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