Join Date: May 2006
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Originally Posted by runningonempty
My wife has a 2006 Jeep Liberty with a 2.8 CRD with about 75k on the odometer. How long can I expect this engine to last? If it doesn't last what can be used as a replacement, a 2.5 AMC? Or are these engines (2.8 CRD) rebuildable?
As Billwill already stated, yes they can be rebuilt. The factory was saying that 0-40 euro spec was needed for oil, I have had no issues running 5-40 Mobil 1 TDT and a slightly larger M1 301 filter. It is a good idea to be running 8oz or so of synth 2 cycle oil (like Super Tech) with every tank of fuel. Fuel now days is drier and has less lubricity.
If you haven't already, it would also be worth looking into Green Diesel Engineering (GDE) for a tune on your 2.8. - it does wonders with these & for all intent eliminates future EGR issues.
Don't forget about the 100K maintenance that will be needed.
05 TJ RME 42RLE with some things
05 KJ CRD 545RFE, GDE Eco tune, Franky II, Al's 4.5 A-arms, JK Rubi Moabs, Silent Armors 245-70-17's, Spidertrax Adapters, Rola Basket, Fumoto Valve, Pinch welds pounded - Sold 2015