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Old 07-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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Any 2013's out there with head problems?

I know the 2012's had bad problems with the ticking and heads, are there any real problems with the 2013's or did they finally get the Jeep JK/JKU right? This includes heads or any other notorious JK/JKU problems.

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Old 07-29-2013, 07:00 AM   #2
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Mine is an early build (July '12) and I don't have any real issues so far. My throwout bearing does make some noise, but I've heard that's just the way all the 6 speed JKs are, so I haven't worried about it. I only have just under 5k miles, so far, so I'm not sure my case is typical. That said, I haven't heard of any real issues with the '13s so far.

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Old 07-29-2013, 07:26 AM   #3
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Some 2013's had the issue. Mine was built in 12/12 and has the latest head version. I would think if yours was built earlier you should check the code on the left head to be sure.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #4
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4,400 miles on my 2013 and no tick.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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Over 9500 miles (15,300 km) in 6 months on my 2k13 and no issues yet. And still smiling each time I drive it ( anyway, I always find a good reason for a ride).
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #6
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I think my 2012 (37Kmiles) is jacked up. When i first start it in the mornings it has a lifter clattering so loud it can be heard in the next state. However, my local joke of a dealership tells me it is working perfectly. Time to fine another dealer. Not 100% sure it is the lifter or the valve at this point.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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Early 2013's had the AB those may/could have problems. The AC heads have been fairly solid so far. There have only been a few cases of problems with the AC heads, and I'm not even sure about those reports.

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