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post #1 of 9 Old 10-08-2019, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Who has bought a replacement CRD? Considering this option.

Hey everyone.

Today my mechanic advised that the rear main seal of my Ď08 JGC Overland CRD was leaking. Itís a work vehicle that has 376,000km on it - I do about 50,000km per year. Heís suggested cutting my losses and selling as is. Iíve created another thread to help me research this more.

I love (and often hate) my Jeep but I canít imagine not having a large 4x4 turbo oil burner in my driveway. Once you go diesel... you get the idea.

Have you bought a CRD to replace your dead or dying CRD? If so, why? Was it ďworth itĒ?

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-09-2019, 12:44 AM
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Did he offer to buy it? Ha.

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Did he offer to buy it? Ha.
Nope. Haha.

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Your oil cooler seals are most likely leaking. Most people think its the rear main because the oil leaks down and out the back of the engine down the block appearing like the rear main is leaking. Chirpz has a write up I believe.


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I'm planning on doing just that eventually. My current CRD is coming up on 300000 km and I have it fairly well sorted. I figure when it starts needing major repairs on a regular basis, I'll be better off finding a low miler and keeping this one for parts rather than starting over with a different vehicle.
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Your oil cooler seals are most likely leaking. Most people think its the rear main because the oil leaks down and out the back of the engine down the block appearing like the rear main is leaking. Chirpz has a write up I believe.
I believe that this is the likely issue. I've been in touch with a good friend who also happens to be a European vehicle mechanic familiar with the OM642. I'm going to find the time to get it on his hoist and take a look.

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I'm planning on doing just that eventually. My current CRD is coming up on 300000 km and I have it fairly well sorted. I figure when it starts needing major repairs on a regular basis, I'll be better off finding a low miler and keeping this one for parts rather than starting over with a different vehicle.
I completely understand where you're coming from. I've made so many repairs of the known issue with these Jeeps that I would like it last a little longer. But with 376K I'm also realistic to the fact that if it's not this issue, it could be some other big-ticket fix that puts me over the edge. I'm hoping that it's the oil cooler seals like I've read it most likely is. The only issue with that is the work involved to replace a $10 part....

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it is not the rear main !! As stated in the thread it is the oil seals at the center of the engine . about a 1200 dollar repar in US dollars.
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There are now a host of 2.8 through 3.2 litre turbo diesels on the market in various vehicles (pick-ups, full size vans, goofy smallish vans, etc.). That being said, the Jeep was a compromise...I wanted a Dodge Cummins. I would get a Dodge Cummins with a pop-up cap so it could still go underground but take tall cargo. The Jeep has better 4x4 and more practical but it's hard not to want a truck. We have a Chevy Express 3500 for summer trailer hauling. Vans are the best for keeping cargo secure and dry. They are also lower for loading heavy stuff by hand plus they have a side door but it costs about $20k USD to convert them to 4x4. There are some AWD offerings for vans out there....2020 Ford included.

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If the body, electrical, and suspension of your Jeep is in good shape at 376k then could you just find a newer motor for it, or rebuild the motor you have?
It took me 6 months to find a CRD Jeep that was in good condition and priced below $10k here in the states, surly a rebuild would cost less than that.
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