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Unread 08-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
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With the 6 or the 8??
8 cyl. the 6 cyl in a ZJ is underpowered, so its gonna be working harder and burning close to the same amount of fuel as the 8. id be surprised if you saw more than 2-3 mpg difference

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Unread 08-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #17
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And he's the new owner of a very used ZJ.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #18
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Get rid of those wrangler rt/s in a hurry.


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Unread 08-25-2013, 01:08 PM   #19
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Get rid of those wrangler rt/s in a hurry.

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Unread 08-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #20
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Those rear hatch shocks are a inexpensive easy fix. $1500 looks like a good deal
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Unread 08-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #21
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Those rear hatch shocks are a inexpensive easy fix. $1500 looks like a good deal
Yup. I have a WJ but I know all about those. Already on my 2nd set of hood shocks and just replaced the rear hatch.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #22
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Those tires are dangerous. Especially in the rain.


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Unread 08-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #23
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yes those tires are seriously bad. Get rid of them and get a nice set of General Grabber AT-2s in 235/75-15.
Go through the whole thing check all fluids dont forget the front and rear diffs and the t-case. Look carefully at the pinion seals on both diffs, the output seals front and rear and even between the t-case and trans. All these, with the rear main on the engine+valve cover gasket are common leak points. If it hasn't had a new rad and WP in the last 5-7 years figure on doing that sooner or later. Come winter, if you get a smell and fog on the windshield, heater core+AC evap time. I love ZJs but at this point they are ALL high maintenance, unless you owned it from new like me and fixed everything along the way.....
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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #24
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Our 6 cylinder has 205k miles on it now, original engine and tranny... Runs great and it gets about 14 city but the highway driving at 70mph or so gets about 21mpg.. I have tested this on many long road trips The 4.0 is really good on gas on the freeway... Well really good compared to my 5.9 which gets only 16-17.

I have wrangler rt/s on my 4.0.. It has about 20k miles on them and they need replaced in about another 10 or so.. But they are fine in the rain from what I have seen... Altho I prefer my BFG Rugged Terrains.. They are superb in the rain.. best tires I've ever had.. But.... they are really really really really bad in snow lol.. I was turning in my neighborhood with only 1 inch of packed snow on the ground and my Jeep didn't turn it just went straight forward and spun around in 180... Our Camaro tho made the turn without any problems many times...
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So the defrost blows air but nothing thru the floor or vents? Any suggestions?
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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #26
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So the defrost blows air but nothing thru the floor or vents? Any suggestions?
Probably a break in your climate control vacuum tubes somewhere along the passenger side firewall in your engine bay
They're black tubes, very very thin, almost look like wires.
Easy to fix with some shrink tubing or some rubber tubing that is slightly larger than the vacuum line
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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #27
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My 98 ZJ with a 4.0L (170K with original engine and trans) gets at least 21mpg on the interstate and although I know it is not a powerhouse, I have never been disappointed with its power. I have pulled a trailer full of Boy Scout gear and did not have any issues.

Of course, the fact that I do not have any lift and have not put huge tires on it probably helps...
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Unread 08-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #28
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Probably a break in your climate control vacuum tubes somewhere along the passenger side firewall in your engine bay
They're black tubes, very very thin, almost look like wires.
Easy to fix with some shrink tubing or some rubber tubing that is slightly larger than the vacuum line
Thank you!! I tried looking on YouTube but couldn't find any videos. . .do have any links to pics or videos by any chance?
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Unread 08-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #29
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Thank you!! I tried looking on YouTube but couldn't find any videos. . .do have any links to pics or videos by any chance?
There's a couple of diagrams here-now that I'm thinking about it, not all of the vacuum hoses are tiny, that's just where mine was broken.


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Unread 08-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #30
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There's a couple of diagrams here-now that I'm thinking about it, not all of the vacuum hoses are tiny, that's just where mine was broken.

http://www.fixya.com/cars/t5574047-96_jeep
Thanks again. I searched and found some threads on here as well. Will WJ rims fit a ZJ?
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