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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Wj WJ maintenance

Hey everyone just bought a 4.7L v8 wj. Just wondering what you guys regularly do/look for on your jeeps for maintenance. I know obviously an oil change every few thousand miles and to check all the fluids, but do you experts have any DIY tricks to keep your jeep in mint condition? I'm new so I'm just trying to become more knowledgeable of my new WJ.

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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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I too just bought a 4.7 liter v8, I'm new to the whole jeep world, but my brother who is a mechanic said to drain every fluid in the thing and put new fluid in. Use synthetic oil, bleed your brakes and take a look at the rotors and brake pads. If it moves, put some lube on it. and you don't love it if you'd don't look back everytime you walk away
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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I too just bought a 4.7 liter v8, I'm new to the whole jeep world, but my brother who is a mechanic said to drain every fluid in the thing and put new fluid in. Use synthetic oil, bleed your brakes and take a look at the rotors and brake pads. If it moves, put some lube on it. and you don't love it if you'd don't look back everytime you walk away
^^^This!!!!
The only real way to keep her mint is to be super diligent with maintenance. Ie: if something isn't right FIX IT! Oh yeah and when changing fluids use the CORRECT fluid always. For better reference look around at this website.
www.wjjeeps.com
A Bible of sorts for the dub owners.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:47 AM   #4
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I too just bought a 4.7 liter v8, I'm new to the whole jeep world, but my brother who is a mechanic said to drain every fluid in the thing and put new fluid in. Use synthetic oil, bleed your brakes and take a look at the rotors and brake pads. If it moves, put some lube on it. and you don't love it if you'd don't look back everytime you walk away
Same here. Just picked up a '04 Limited. First Jeep and 4x4 for that matter. Going through all the fluids so I know for sure everything is up to snuff.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:56 AM   #5
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Uhoh! My crystal ball tells me there's going to be some lift and tire questions coming up!!!!!!!! J/K
Welcome to WJ dom. Dundundun!!
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:57 AM   #6
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Wow thanks for all the replies, the PO is a mechanic and at the 100k mark he replaced all the hoses, belts, radiator, rear axel, flushed the engine and put volvoline 5w-30 in it every 3k miles. He was a nice guy he knew what he was talking about as he was a mechanic and it was his wifes car and he had it top notch for her. Thanks for all the replies if anyone has any more suggestions PLEASE reply!
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:58 AM   #7
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Uhoh! My crystal ball tells me there's going to be some lift and tire questions coming up!!!!!!!! J/K
Welcome to WJ dom. Dundundun!!
LOL well I actually used the search tool for that one, Nice try
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Unread 01-25-2014, 11:04 AM   #8
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Uhoh! My crystal ball tells me there's going to be some lift and tire questions coming up!!!!!!!! J/K
Welcome to WJ dom. Dundundun!!
Already have a Rusty's 2" BB kit sitting in the garage I bought off a member here.
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