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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Time For A Tune-Up (Mopar or Crown?)

Few Quick Facts:

173,700 Miles
Due for an Oil Change in 500 Miles
Daily Driver with Light Offroad Use
Jeep has never had a Tune-Up Before


Going to be doing a Tune-Up on my 98, which has never had a Tune-Up before (Been in my family it's whole life). Mopar Tune-Up Kit goes for about $120 and comes with Oil and Air Filter, Distributor Cap, Rotor, Wire Set, and Spark Plugs. The other one I am looking at is a Crown Tune-Up Kit that goes for around $65 and has all of the same parts, just not Mopar. Is the Mopar one worth it if I want to keep her running for another 150,000 miles, or is the Crown one just fine?


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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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In many cases the Crown parts are identical to Mopar. Conveniently enough for us in New England the only Crown retail outlet is located in Canton, MA just off I-93. Google Crown Automative Canton MA for contact info.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Crown makes great products. Same as OEM some better.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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^^ what they said. But I wouldn't wait another 150k miles to do it again lol
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In many cases the Crown parts are identical to Mopar. Conveniently enough for us in New England the only Crown retail outlet is located in Canton, MA just off I-93. Google Crown Automative Canton MA for contact info.
Well that's convenient, never knew that that, thanks!

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Crown makes great products. Same as OEM some better.
Good to hear, thank you.

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^^ what they said. But I wouldn't wait another 150k miles to do it again lol
Wasn't the plan; that was my fathers bright idea...lol
I have a lot of catch up to do on maintenance.



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Unread 09-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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I know how that goes. Mine was the same way from the PO. Just a few less miles. Pretty sure the wires still had Mopar stamped on the sides of them lol
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I went ahead and ordered the Crown kit. Along with having to buy $30 worth or Oil today...
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Least it's down like my family. Absolutely no maintenance for 250,000 miles. Course, the exception would be oil, gas, and windshield washer fluid. I'm not even sure the windshield wipers were ever changed...
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Hey CannaanTSA5, Can you post the link for that tune up kit.
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"They" say a distributor cap with brass connections is best, not aluminum which is common in those kits.
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Hey CannaanTSA5, Can you post the link for that tune up kit.
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