Oh man that is crazy, I didnt even think of the back order. I love the jeep. Built it from stock to what it is now. Tried to baby it and only drive it on the weekends as well. So I would really hate to get rid of it. Its in great condition and I bought it brand new in 2012. The price of new jeeps are insane. Im hoping they dont say I need a new engine and its a "smaller" fix of replacing the lifters and rocker arms, possibly the cam shafts. Just weighing my options for the worst possible news. Saw your post and you were kinda in the same boat as me. Appreciate the response, I am waiting to hear back from the shop. Going on two weeks now for them checking on it. Seems kinda hard to find reliable, timely, mechanic shops now or maybe im just impatient. LOL.Hey hil210,
As soon as I get it I’ll let you know! lol Jasper was backordered when my mechanic ordered it for me, but its finally going to be put in next week (hopefully!). For me it was simple math and ease that made my decision. My JK is in almost new condition, except for the engine, so throw a new engine in for 8000 and its gonna be worth 15,000 or more again. Plus it will practically be like having a new jeep and I hope to get at least 5 more years out of it. I toyed with the idea of ordering a new wrangler, but obviously that would take months and for what I was looking for would be around 45,000 bucks. So since I love my jeep and have customized almost everything to my liking I decided to go the new engine route. I just hope I get it back soon, I am sick of driving rentals! Good luck with your issue, but if everything else is in great shape and you like it, then go for the reman engine. Jasper is supposed to be good and they remanufacture them better than new.