How many miles were you able to get on your jeep before it decided it wanted to rest?
Within 07 and 156,000 miles, you can bet your rear I love to drive. I'm just wondering how much longer since it's finally paid off (God I could never do this payments again :x) That I will actually get out of it. Do people really just buy new engines? I've also noticed a lot of new Jeep owners on the form and since I'm new here, I'm wondering if there is a form for older jeeps
You could get a new or used engine much cheaper than a new jeep. Somewhere to the tune of a few thousand depending on age and mileage. If the jeep is good and you don't want to do payments that's a good route. Although, like others say you can really just fix what breaks. That engine has tons if life left as long as you keep up with maintenance
Maybe an engine rebuild around 200k - but ~150 is way to early to start thinking new engine just for the sake of it in my opinion.
I think the only reason to upgrade is when you encounter a series of repairs that cost more than 1-2 years of new car payments. Then I say it's new car time.. (Like if your transmission and engine both needed complete rebuilds or replacement)
I had another Chrysler with the 3.8 in it and had 300K on it when I sold it. It was still running good. It went through oil for about a quart a month at 300 K but that was the only issue I ever had out of the motor. Transmission went about 200K and had to have it rebuilt but other then that, it ran great.
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Start a small savings for the Jeep if you can, $10 a week maybe. If you can do more, then add a bit more. Keep in mind this is future repair money, and add what you think you will need without hurting your normal budget. Replacing an engine isn't cheap, but it's better than a lot of car payments too - but - a bank will finance a new car a lot easier than they will finance a loan for fixing a broken car.
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My 98 TJ has 217,000 on it. 2.5l, still rocking and rolling. bought it in 07 had 145,000. haven't noticed much difference in power loss or driveability. haven't had to do anything at all to her, other than tune up, oil changes and exhaust. She wakes up a little noisey but settles down a little during the drive. Will be putting the timing chain in this weekend though. Looking into the reman engine swap. Anybody have some recommends on a good reman engine to go with?
....IF.....you're wondering about 'general Jeep' standing up to high miles....maybe this will help:
in 1978 I bought a 54 Willys Overland. Body/running gear in fine condition (even with 5.89) that a prior owner had put a small Ford 6 in place of the flat head 4. Hard to tell mileage as the old style odometer only went to 99999.9 before rolling over to 00000.1......I put about 30,000 on it in a couple years. Other than being of a decidedly 'olden days epoch mechanically' everything worked fine and felt like it would last forever.
Hint: if you want a DD, I'd advise against 5.89 running gear.
The sterling qualities of actual *metal* and exactly *right* design for the times, made it seem --along with painfully slow--otherwise invulnerable.
JKs IMHO are far better designed for use in today's world. If your other parts are serviceable, eventually a newer engine is a great 'mod'.
Worn out Jeep engines tend to use more gas, more oil, go ever more slowly, and with ever more noticeable 'unhappy engine' feedback.
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