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I've had one for just over a year and put about 35000 miles on it. It was my first diesel, and it's absolutely fine. A bit rattly at start up when cold (as most diesels are), fine when warmed up. With the auto transmission it sits at 70mph on the motorway at 1800RPM, giving around 33mpg (stock). Since I added 33x12.50x15's and a 2" lift it gives 25mpg at 70mph, around 30mpg at 55mph.

It's used no oil and had no issues whatsoever. I run regular (standard) diesel and regularly mix "Redex" in with the fuel to keep the system clean. I don't get any smoke from the exhaust, even when ragging it, so I guess the Redex does it's job.

Off road is an even better story, since all the grunt is at the bottom-end. Bags of torque = lots of fun!
 

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I think so, but not exactly sure. In keeping with the posts above... "I can post pictures of my underside if you'd like that"... :)
 

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Yes please ......... engine as well . We almost never get to see them .
Are there any up-grades you can do to the oil burner ? Local after market parts over there ?
Thanks Lad .........:cheers::wave:
Dark here now but I'll post some pics in the morning chaps.

As far as I know there are no upgrades or mods you can perform to the diesel engine, certainly not commonly available.

Bear in mind too that Wranglers over here are very rare. I often drive 300 miles in a day with work, maybe see another Wrangler in a month if I'm lucky :(

But I always wave :)
 

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Thanks Clegg , it looks like the diffs are both Dana 44's by the covers . interesting layout for the CDR . Very cool seeing the JK engine compartment in that configuration .
Awesome looking Jeep mate !
Again thanks for the pics !
Whats your red line with the CDR ? How does it sound ?
I guess you feel the power band almost right off the hop with that Mill , must be able to climb very easily I'll bet . Are those flare extentions OEM ? Never seen the European version in a personal photo loooks cool .......
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No sweat.

Redline seems to be around 3800, though it's ran out of steam long before then. To drive it briskly I wait for it to change up, give it some beans, lift off as it loses torque, wait for the next change, and so on...

The soundtrack is best described as "agricultural" :) Not too bad when it's warmed up, but it's certainly not musical...

Wheel flare extensions are a legal requirement here since I fitted the spacers and 12.50 tyres. Not sure of the brand - my local specialist put them on for me, though I'll be investing in some proper Bushwackers or similar soon.

Anyway, it's time for me to go to work, a nice 300 mile drive to Birmingham. Can't beat a Jeep as a company car - everyone else drives VW's, Vauxhalls and cheap BMW's. I get all the fun!
 

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Maybe it's just me, but I like that front bumper better than the US one.. :wave: You have any pictures of the rear of the Jeep ?

Todd
To be honest, the front bumper in the UK is a bit of a pain as is rubs on the 33"s at half lock. I do like how it looks though...

Here's a pic of the rear...

 
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