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post #1 of 3 Old 06-03-2014, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement engine for 2.8 CRD

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?

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-04-2014, 02:56 AM
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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?
The engine is rebuildable...it uses loose wet sleeve cylinders so if a piston seizes then that piston and wet sleeve can be replaced.

The biggest concern is the rubber camshaft belt...this has to be replaced at 100,000 mile or major expense occurs!

You must use only a fully synthetic oil such as shell Helix 40W50 or lower if in a cold climate and the fuel filter needs to be changed on a regular basis.

The black CAC hoses going to and from the intercooler up front are known to split so the best replacements are Silicone hose from SAMCO.

There are lots of maintenance issues that need to be seen to to keep this engine going...fuel filter heads on USA models are bad and the EGR needs to be disabled.

Best thing to do is to go to the CRD Love the Torque section at: http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum
They have a lively CRD community there, read the SAMS Noob guide and ask all your questions there!

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-05-2014, 05:40 PM
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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.

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