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post #1 of 4 Old 02-12-2020, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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My ZJ is rusting out and I'm considering getting a diesel Grand Cherokee

Hi all,

My ZJ has succumbed to the evil crap they put on the roads here in Maine in the winter. The sub frame is rotting out and one good bump and the control arms will start coming off.

I'm thinking about replacing her with a diesel version. What things should I know before I buy? I don't know much about diesel motors other than my tractor.

What year and what engines seem to be the most reliable?

Thanks,
Scott


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post #3 of 4 Old 02-18-2020, 10:48 AM
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Hi all,

My ZJ has succumbed to the evil crap they put on the roads here in Maine in the winter. The sub frame is rotting out and one good bump and the control arms will start coming off.

I'm thinking about replacing her with a diesel version. What things should I know before I buy? I don't know much about diesel motors other than my tractor.

What year and what engines seem to be the most reliable?

Thanks,
Scott
Not many options there unless you want to import something from the UK or Eu. WKs were fitted with a 3.0L mercedes CRD engine in 2007 and 2008 . Then in 2014 - current I believe is when the WK2 has been available with a 3.0L VM Motori CRD . You'd be better off looking or asking in the WK or WK2 sections for more info.

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Yep you're limited on option and CRD didn't have the best run. I'd find another ZJ or go to a WJ

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