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post #316 of 516 Old 11-01-2013, 02:30 PM
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That's what I pretty much did with mine, except I offered a deal with the dealer and went from a 12 to a 13. The 13 is night and day a good truck copmpared to the POS 12 I had. Sad their quality control is that off between rigs.

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post #317 of 516 Old 11-02-2013, 06:07 AM
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Our 2013 runs great. This v6 is a pretty damn good engine. We only have ~3k miles though.
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post #318 of 516 Old 11-02-2013, 07:59 AM
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83000 kms on my 2012 now, I posted at 49000 when it needed a head.
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I'm at about 21k miles now on my 2012 and have had no problems whatsoever.

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Any more 2013's coming in with bad heads?
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post #321 of 516 Old 11-03-2013, 07:20 PM
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Just turned 15k on my 12 and it's been trouble free...except the cheap Jeep battery it came with that gave out at 10k miles and 13 months, on a 12 month warranty. No matter, I bought a good battery and would not want another OEM cheap battery even for free.
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post #322 of 516 Old 11-04-2013, 06:27 AM
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My 3.6 gets better every day I drive it. Better power and better mileage.

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post #324 of 516 Old 11-04-2013, 05:23 PM
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Mine ticks a slight amount, but not anything abnormal for an aluminum engine with plastic intake manifold. No problems otherwise. I have 28,000 miles and have used synthetic since the 1st oil change.

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post #325 of 516 Old 11-05-2013, 12:16 PM
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Its funny how the 3.8L gets the same gas mileage this pentajesus engine does. For all the hype how advanced it is I'm not all that impressed. Yea it might have a little bit more power but, this engine is a throw away engine at the end of its service life. Where as you can rebuild the 4.0L and 3.8L just saying. I drove a friends 13 JKU Rubi and it was quick no doubt but, unless you are running the snot out of it there's not a difference from the pre 12 JK's for just laid back driving.

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post #326 of 516 Old 11-05-2013, 01:03 PM
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Its funny how the 3.8L gets the same gas mileage this pentajesus engine does. For all the hype how advanced it is I'm not all that impressed. Yea it might have a little bit more power but, this engine is a throw away engine at the end of its service life. Where as you can rebuild the 4.0L and 3.8L just saying. I drove a friends 13 JKU Rubi and it was quick no doubt but, unless you are running the snot out of it there's not a difference from the pre 12 JK's for just laid back driving.
Is there a point to this, or just more trolling the 3.6 crowd?

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Its funny how the 3.8L gets the same gas mileage this pentajesus engine does. For all the hype how advanced it is I'm not all that impressed. Yea it might have a little bit more power but, this engine is a throw away engine at the end of its service life. Where as you can rebuild the 4.0L and 3.8L just saying. I drove a friends 13 JKU Rubi and it was quick no doubt but, unless you are running the snot out of it there's not a difference from the pre 12 JK's for just laid back driving.
I'll bite...why can't I rebuild my pentastar? No worries, I can always buy a new Jeep, just saying...

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Is there a point to this, or just more trolling the 3.6 crowd?
No trolling just saying for all the hype I would expect more from this world class engine that's all I'm saying. It seems to me it has more problems than great things.

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post #329 of 516 Old 11-05-2013, 01:47 PM
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The engine is miles better than the 3.8 and has a lot more potential. If you can't recognize that then you're a fool

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No trolling just saying for all the hype I would expect more from this world class engine that's all I'm saying. It seems to me it has more problems than great things.
I have it in my JKU getting close to 20mpg, my Dad has it in a RAM crew cab 4x4 getting 23-25mpg, and its in my wife's Avenger that clocks over 30mpg and can outrun a 4.6L Mustang.

So yes, it is one hellova solid little engine.

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