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Unread 05-20-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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2009 KK Liberty , a good choice for Extreme Hot weather and heavy Driving ?

Hello all ,,

i recently got my KK 2009, 50 K miles on it , as i red it was built like a tank ,
as all my friends told me to get a Japanese , but i just wanted this Tanky Stylish looking JEEP ,

my Daily Driving Conditions as follows :

- 70 Miles a day .
- above 115 F Ev. Day - AC at full Capacity , never OFF .
- High moisture 70% or more . i live near Ocean .
- Bumpy highways and little offroading .
- little sand storms happen every now and then .

now after 10k miles added , problems began to show here and there ,, and am paying alot for servicing and maintaining ,

the Question is : you think JEEPS can Live these worst Driving conditions Ever ? you think i should switch to a Japanese car ?

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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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The Jeep is a fine choice. I don't know the specifics of the problems you're having but a properly maintained Liberty is a beast that will handle just about everything thrown at her.

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Unread 05-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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Its an automotive requirement for all vehicle systems to still be functional after 1000 hrs of 85C/85%RH. This is only one of many environmental tests performed on vehicles. Your Liberty should be just fine
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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thanks Guys am so happy for your Opinions , troubles i am having with some sensors here and there need to be changed , Nothing more ,
and some ignition issues ,

but really servicing is costing too much ,, I recently changed NGK Plugs cost me around 150$ in the Dealer ,, Normal Service every 3000 Mile is costing 180$ , i think prices in The US Is way Cheaper For Jeeps Service !! ??
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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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Only go to the dealer for in-warranty work. (Free). Go to a private mechanic for maintenance and you'll save some money. But make sure you keep your receipts and records
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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thanks Guys am so happy for your Opinions , troubles i am having with some sensors here and there need to be changed , Nothing more ,
and some ignition issues ,

but really servicing is costing too much ,, I recently changed NGK Plugs cost me around 150$ in the Dealer ,, Normal Service every 3000 Mile is costing 180$ , i think prices in The US Is way Cheaper For Jeeps Service !! ??
Take those NGK plugs out and replace them with stock copper plugs
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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Take those NGK plugs out and replace them with stock copper plugs
Doesn't NGK make the plugs for Mopar? I know they did for my old ZJ
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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Doesn't NGK make the plugs for Mopar? I know they did for my old ZJ
Possibly? For $150 though I assumed that he didn't get standard copper core/nickle alloy electrode plugs and went with those fancy iridium or platinum ones
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Unread 05-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #9
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Valid point...
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Unread 05-23-2013, 12:16 AM   #10
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Possibly? For $150 though I assumed that he didn't get standard copper core/nickle alloy electrode plugs and went with those fancy iridium or platinum ones
Nope actually plugs installed are standard Copper , nothing Fancy ,

the bill listed 15 $ /a plug + 40 $/Hour Labor Charge

yep ill go to my Mechanic for such small works from now on , no need for Dealer .
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Unread 05-23-2013, 02:21 AM   #11
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Doesn't NGK make the plugs for Mopar? I know they did for my old ZJ
Yes. The stock plugs are NGK V Power Copper plugs.
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