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Unread 05-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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1993 ZJ 
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Originally Posted by GoGetEmTurbo View Post
Mine doesn't compare to these 400k plus engines but I have 204k on my 5.2L ZJ and it's runs strong. I've only had to replace the front crank seal and water pump.
My '93 5.2L has 204K also! Doesn't leak or burn any oil/fluids.
The P.O.s certainly didn't keep things clean in the ZJ, but from it's running condition, I'd say it was well maintained since it's major components are in such good mechanical/running condition, except the VC is spent in the T-case, but since that's not an item that can be maintained, there's no preventing that.

Going to swap the 249 for a 231 soon. I'm hoping that the ZJ's body and I both live long enough to see it at 300K.
The highest annual mileage on any vehicle I've owned was 8,176mi. Lowest, 2,054mi., so it's gonna take me a while....

'93 V8 ZJ Mountain Goat Edition.
'95 V8 ZJ Limited, '97 4.0L ZJ TSi
'96 4.0L 2wd XJ, '88 4.2L YJ
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Unread 06-17-2013, 04:11 PM   #17
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Bets vehicle ever!

I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee with all original parts (engine, transmission, t-case Ect) 260,000km and still going strong. If it ever goes, ill drop a brand new 4.0L i6 in through Quadratec.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 06:46 AM   #18
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2002 WJ limited 4.7 ..... 160k . No engine or running gear issues. Raised on Mobil 1 and regular normal maintenance. No change in oil usage since new ( 4-6k per quart) , no change in mpg ( 14-20 ) , and best of all no change in drivability. Build date 2/02..... No plans to sell it.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #19
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im nowhere near some of you guys, but im at 175xxx on my 95 5.2L
Reliability is relative
R.I.P. Ratmonkey
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Unread 06-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #20
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97 limited GC with all original and not rebuilt 5.2L 249 sitting at 278,000.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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I have a 94 zj with a 5.2 with 181XXX. Changed the whole cooling system out and the transmission. But engine is all original.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2L Limited
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L Hemi
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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:42 AM   #22
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i was a contractor delivering rv's and buses out of indiana, my yj has 265,000 miles on it! i had a tow bar towed the unit to it's destination drove back!! it was a great gig and the wrangler tows well!! i wish i never failed my D.O.T for diabetes, but such is life!! love my jeep!! getting restored right now!
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