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Unread 04-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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some people just don't understand

well, its time to replace my fuel filter on my 91 xj, it is leakin fumes. all the guys i work with are makin comments about how it stinks. one of the guys asked,"is that the 3.1 liter?" i let it slide, he is a chevy guy , and politely said,"no its the 4.0." the older guy i work with without missing a beat chimed in with," that motor will not last long. i watched my brother go through 2 or 3 of them like its nothing. THEY DON'T LAST!!"

this is how i feel when talking to him

i didn't tell him the motor is 22 years old already and that it already has 217,xxx miles on it, but when i tried to tell him the normal is around 300,000 to 400,000 he wouldn't listen.

oh well, i guess it truly is a jeep thing to look at a odometer with over 200,000 miles and say,"its still got plenty of life left". he just didn't understand.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Every 4.0L I've encountered has crapped out around 200k miles.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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Why does their opinion matter? I couldn't care less about what some knuckleheads have to say about my heaps. I like them and that is all that matters. Three out of five 4.0's have over 200k and still run strong.

Tell them how used up their girlfriend/wives are, that will change the subject. 8^)
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Unread 04-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
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Why does their opinion matter? I couldn't care less about what some knuckleheads have to say about my heaps. I like them and that is all that matters. Three out of five 4.0's have over 200k and still run strong.

Tell them how used up their girlfriend/wives are, that will change the subject. 8^)
i would, but as i said, he is older, as in i graduated with his youngest. i just thought it was funny he was convinced they don't last
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Unread 04-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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I was just kidding, it is usually best to ignore my advise.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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I was just kidding, it is usually best to ignore my advise.
So that's what I've been doing wrong this whole time...
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Unread 04-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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Every 4.0L I've encountered has crapped out around 200k miles.
My brother has 2 Cherokees, an '87 and an '88. Both 4.0L's have over 300k miles and are still running strong.
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Any engine will crap out early if you don't take care of it. Even well designed and built engines.

I watched my brother trash two engines - blew the head gaskets because he never did any maintenance on them.
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it s like everyone but him knows what is goin on sometimes.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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on a related note, my mom, who is currently driving my 95 xj, called to let me know that the jeep will not start. it is more then likely the battery. her question was,"It never acted like it was having any problems, is that normal?" It's a jeep thing, now she understands.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #11
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On an unrelated note, I need to go refill my jug of alkaline water.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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I know that feeling when someone makes a remark about your XJ stinking of gas, I've had it happen to me. Some people just don't get the mystery that is a Jeep. Almost all of my Mothers friends cringe when I tell them the mileage I have on my XJ. They all make a remark about it saying that it isn't going to last much longer. Case and point was when I had my XJ shipped from California to Rhode Island and they asked me how many miles it had on it and I went, "Oh it only has 250,000 on it at the moment." I was smiling when I was telling them all I was going to do and one of them said to me, "Did you drop acid this morning? Why in the WORLD are you shipping a Jeep with 250,000 miles on it?" They just don't get the whole Jeep thing because they don't drive Jeeps.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 11:07 PM   #13
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I know that feeling when someone makes a remark about your XJ stinking of gas, I've had it happen to me. Some people just don't get the mystery that is a Jeep. Almost all of my Mothers friends cringe when I tell them the mileage I have on my XJ. They all make a remark about it saying that it isn't going to last much longer. Case and point was when I had my XJ shipped from California to Rhode Island and they asked me how many miles it had on it and I went, "Oh it only has 250,000 on it at the moment." I was smiling when I was telling them all I was going to do and one of them said to me, "Did you drop acid this morning? Why in the WORLD are you shipping a Jeep with 250,000 miles on it?" They just don't get the whole Jeep thing because they don't drive Jeeps.
Well a lot of times people.fail to understand that Jeepin, or off roading in general is a hobby more or less. A lot of times, people see it as a mode of transportation, and not a toy like we see it. They don't quite get that it's a grown man's toy basically. I've noticed also that a lot of times, the very same people don't have a hobby themselves, so not only do they not understand the Jeep thing, they don't understand the hobby thing either.

Many a time I've conversed with older people of a certain ethnicity I'm half of, and they're always saying "Why don't you just buy a new Jeep? Or better yet, why not a BMW or Merceds-Benz?". For 20k I can build a YJ that will handle the Rubicon, Moab, and a good portion of Johnson Valley pretty easily. Or for what, 43k? I can have a JK Rubi that won't be as capable, depending on who you're talking to, and I won't want to take nearly as many places because of how new it is, and it's still being paid off.

That'd kinda be like taking a 2013 Challenger SRT8 to the track and going balls out. Something is bound to happen, and when it does.... $$$$$$$.
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