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Unread 03-12-2006, 07:51 AM   #1
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how long will jeeps usually last? how many miles u have?

how long will they normally last with miles?

what year is your jeep and how many miles do you have?

I want my mine to last, scared to drive it alot, love it too much already!

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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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As long as you take good care of your Jeep it will last forever. You're going to have to replace certain things as your Jeep gets older cause they just get worn out. But other than that.....Its all up to how you take care it. Simple as that.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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Mine has 10,000 miles on it, but my dad's 1994 YJ has 105,000 miles on it. It has the same exact engine as both you and I have and runs perfectly. Regular maintenance and it keeps going and going. Drive it all you want, expect it to go well over 200,000 miles.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
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the 4.0L is known to crack 200k miles without breaking a sweat.

Change the oil on regular increments and keep up with maintenence items....that'll keep it running for a long time.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:26 AM   #5
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yup, the 4.0L is a beast. i've got a 2000 with 118,000 on it now and it still runs like new. in fact, i have an 1981 CJ7 with 185,000 on its original 258 and it's still running strong too
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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:29 AM   #6
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My 98' SE has 117,000 miles and stil purrs like a kitten.

Change the oil every 3,000 and change the fluids in the TC, Transmission and axles regularly, change the air filter when it looks dirty, grease it regularly and you could push 250,000 easily.

Now things like radiators, brakes pads/shoes, alternators, starters, axles seals, etc will need to be replaced from time to time but the cost of those things are relativley small compared to a new vehicle payment. My Jeep has had none of those things replaced with the exception of the brakes so get into that Jeep and drive it!
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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:36 AM   #7
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jeeps will last a long long time, usually they rust out from underneath you for those in snowy...we put salt on the road areas.

I personally know of 4 people that have logged over 300,000 miles on the 4.0 engine. Give the regular oil changes, and keep your coolant clean. There are only a handful of engines with a track record comparable to the 4.0.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 08:38 AM   #8
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My TJ only has 20,000 miles on it, but my YJ (4.0 L) has 178,000 on it and it still does not miss a beat.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 09:20 AM   #9
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My Jeep has 9000 miles on it and still going strong! I hope she runs till I die because I would miss her.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 09:45 AM   #10
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Miles

I have a 97 TJ 4.0 sport I bought new and it now has 209,000 miles on it and still runs as good as the day I got it.It is my DD!!
I,ve changed oil every 3000 mi. and replaced an oxegen sensor and rebuilt one fuel pump. Outside of brakes and tires thats it.
OH, and the upgrades of course! ( just empty every pocket )
Drive that baby!
I'm just sad they're not making the 4.0L any longer.They're like the energizer bunny= they just keep on going and going and going!!!!!!!!!!
Happy trails and God bless
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Unread 03-12-2006, 09:46 AM   #11
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My jeep is a 97 2.5L and I have 178000 on it and it is still running strong. You just have to take care of it and change the oil on it when it needs to be done, as long as you do that the engine will stay strong.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 09:49 AM   #12
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my yj had 189,000 when i sold it and it ran for about a year till this kid i sold it to rolled it
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Unread 03-12-2006, 09:56 AM   #13
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I have almost 200,000 miles on my 97 Sport, and it still runs great. I keep it maintained, use synthetic fluids, and fix everything ASAP. I'll rebuild this motor when it starts to go bad, but who knows when that'll be.

In the last 100,000 miles, I've replaced:
Front brakes pads x2
Front brake rotors
Front calipers
Rear brake shoes
Starter
02 Sensor
Donut gasket x2
Radiator
Battery
Sway bar bushings
Installed a 4" lift, (springs, shocks, track bars, lower control arms)
Tires x2
And the usual plugs, wires, dist. cap, rotor, wiper blades, belt, hoses, etc.

Nothing real big so far. It's hard not to love this vehicle and the super engine they put in it. As such, I plan on doing whatever I have to do to keep it running until I die.
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Unread 03-12-2006, 09:58 AM   #14
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I would go as far to say that the engine usually outlasts the rest of the drivetrain components nowadays. Take extra care off your trans and differentials (keep the fluid fresh in them).
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Unread 03-12-2006, 10:14 AM   #15
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Take a quick look at the Jeep aftermarket ... you can buy frames, body's, crate engines, every little piece in between. You could practically *build* one from scratch if you wanted to (nearly did with frame up a CJ5 restorastion i did many moons ago w/fiberglass body, etc). It'll last as long as you want it to last. Enjoy it
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