Holy shiznit. a 283K 01 WJ from New England. Rust did not claim it.....still running. do tell....how you do it.
2000 Laredo 4.7L Selec-Trac. 177K miles, Leather, 245 tires, tow package, crappy CD changer, full size spare, roof cross-rails & sunroof. Changes & fixes: Rear Addco sway bar & greasble bushings, upgraded headlights, upgraded tail lights, new hood struts (replaced 2X), new rear hatchglass struts, new radiator (replaced 3X), new oil pressure sending unit (replaced 4X), 2 new speed sensors, 2 new door lock actuators, new ignition key cylinder, chrome front tow hooks, Mobil 1 Synthetic 5/30, Purolator Pure One oil filter, EBC slotted & dimpled rotors, EBC Greenstuff pads, new front shocks (replaced 3X), new rear shocks (replaced 2X), new IRO steering stabilizer, new timing chain cover, new water pump, thermostat, new thermostat housing, new high pressure power steering hose, Michelin-X radials, new sunroof assembly, new single-piece lug nuts, new exhaust manifold studs & gasket on driver's side, new Durango alternator. Jeepforum.com sticker, Visit cobaltboatsforum.com when you can!
Havnt check this thread in a while.....
I gotta tell ya its a bit frustrating that some people just simply cant follow directions, We have had mods babysit threads in past years and delete posts that did not follow the initial rules set forth.....Maybe we gotta do that here.
My purpose of this thread is to make a reference point for new owners and current owners and maybe a database of :
mileage accomplished with X brand and weight of oil (allot of oil debates around here)
common failure points per year and engine (helps with a PREVENTATIVE maintenance schedule)
how does maintenance affect all of the above
over all lifespan of components
and so forth !
Allot of us guys that have been here for several years like to have reference points to send newbies to rather than posting the same info all the time.
PLEASE just simply follow the rules listed, If not please dont post !!
There in the very first post with an example following....
I'm looking for people who know there vehicle and have owned it for a long time or since new.
QUOTE=billzcat1;wsar10 is right on point on this oil thread - as usual. Anyone reading this would be well-served taking his advice.
-03 WJ laredo 4.0 120k a few minor mods
-93 XJ 5spd, 3" zone lift
02 with 200000kms no lift
Bought with 188000 bone stock.
New shocks all round
Axle seal and wheel bearing in back.
Transmission line by rad fixed.
2 New rocker panels
2 trailing arms in back.
Needs front and back sway bar bushings yet but totally worth every dollar.
5w-40 Rotella, Wix filters (fram ultra on right now) (got it for $3)
I replaced starter, radiator, water pump,
Dosnt leak any fluids, (that i can see)
runs great and no rust on the body,
Tho Suspension needs work, shocks are shot and springs are saggin,
Im a 3.5
164K (new to me with 72K in 07')
D30/D35 Redline 75w-140
Being from Indiana and living in Maryland and having family as far north as Watertown, NY, my wife and I like to drive bc it's easier and can pack more stuff as well as road trips...
No major failures, JEEP still runs and drives like new as well... changed out the radiator last summer with a friend...
I run Mobil 1 10w-30 living in Maryland, but now running 5W-30 HM in Arizona. Mopar, Wix, or K&N oil filters
Mopar Tranny & TC fluids - too scared to use anything else
I am a 2.5 with maintenance, especially since I found out I can do it myself
On going suspension upgrade project...
Failure is the chance to begin again, with increased intelligence... 100