I just read an article on yahoo about how a few volvo and a saabs have made it past a million miles on the original engine, and that got me thinking, what's the most miles anyone has put on a jeep? So post how many miles you've gotten out of your original engine and which engine you have, other parts that have been replaced like transmissions, and water pumps don't matter (as far as I can tell from the article).
So I guess I'll get us started I have 113,750 miles on my 98 ZJ with the
4.0 I6 and still going smoothly.
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I used to know a guy that had 900,xxx miles on a willys. He used a roll of toilet paper for his air filter
Also, my friend was telling me about that volvo (he's a volvo nut). It says the original engine, but it has been rebuilt numerous times. Doesn't really seem like anything spectacular for me other then he hasn't gotten in an accident with it.
1990 YJ-The wheeler
2015 JK- The DD
I met a guy with a 22RE powered Toyota pickup that had 420k miles on it when I asked him what his odometer reading was about 5 years ago. I still see him driving the same truck today. I hear it still has the same engine.
I met a guy at my last job that owned like 4 or 5 cherokees. One would break and he'd buy another lol. He said he did a lot of highway driving up north (minnesota to canada IIRC) and he said each one lasted at least 350k and one had 450k on it before it totally croaked. The xj I was drying down for him had 290k on it.
I don't see a jeep going 1 million, sure they are good vehicles but they seem to end up having major engine problems, transmission failure, etc etc at 250k+
I'm driving a '93 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, with a 4.0, I picked her up from a farmer with 90,xxx miles, for $900.00. Now has 350,xxx Mi, still running like a top. Replaced some minor suspension and steering components, fluids, tires, distributer cap and rotor, wires, and other misc tune up parts. Couldn't be happier with this economical little rig. Though Chrysler does some wackey ****, the got this one right.
As far as a Jeep the most I've ever heard has been 650,XXX miles on original motor and transmission. One million would be a simple task for a well taken care of and easily driven 4.0.
Well, that's good news. My '98 4.0L 4X4 w/Selectrac transfer case ZJ is well taken care of, and easily driven. I am the original owner, so there will be no excuses. So far she's got 172K miles on both the engine and 42RE transmission. I just replaced the valve cover gasket and there are now no oil leaks apparent anywhere. When I had the cover off, the rocker arms were clean and nicely bronzed. I don't think that I've ever gone more than 4,000 miles between oil/filter changes.
Early on, the rear was rebuilt by the dealer, as it had what was a notorious failure of the differential. Since then, the only thing I've done outside of normal maintenance (includes 2 new H20 pumps and radiator) was that I had to replace a cracked exhaust manifold a couple of years ago. The trans. shifts a little slowly when I start up a gradual grade, but only when I just start off. I replaced the governor solenoid and sensor last time I did the transmission fluid change, which I've also done religiously at around 25-30K miles. I'm trying to squeeze lots of miles out of the Jeep. We'll see where it stands in a couple of years, or after I get back from a trip to Baja this Summer, as some of those miles will be on a dirt road to the coast. Not the easiest driving for the Jeep. Cheers.