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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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sister just bought a 2008 jk sahara with 88,000 miles.

my sister just bought a 08 jk and i need some help on what are some things that good bad on the 08 is this a good year or a bad year. if u guys can list some things that was wrong with is year and if it a easy fix that would be alote of help

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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In 2008 my daughter was born, and I quit drinking. That's all I remember. How that helps with your sisters Jeep... I dunno.

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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I bought my 08 JKU new and the two issues that occurred before I traded it last week(for a 13 JKU) were:
Driver's window track needed replaced under warranty
Blower fan went out (fuse box was replaced under warranty)

I had dual tops and got less than 10 drops of rain inside the jeep during the entire ownership. Others will tell you several of the hard tops leaked.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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biggest thing is the 3.8L likes to burn oil. Chrysler says 1quart for every 1,000 miles is normal. To me, thats bad, but I dont make the rules, i just fix them. The biggest thing I have seen on these engines that causes them to burn oil is the cylinders walls get egg shaped. I have found that most engines that have this problem the biggest wear point is close to the bottom the cylinder wall. Not enough to cause a misfire but enough to allow oil to seep past the rings.
Now I have noticed people who switch over to a heavier weight oil burn less oil than if they use the 5w-20. People who run syn. oil burn more oil as well. My advice, summer time, run heavier oil and switch back to 5w-20 in the winter. Change the oil every 3000 miles and ALWAYS check the oil level at 1000 miles. Doing this can save you from a oil starved engine.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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Oil consumption is the biggest issue on earlier JK's

Make a habit of checking the oil level often. I check mine at least once a week.

I bought my 07 used with 35k. Oil was fine. 50 now and I added about a quart between changes.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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Ok thanks guys
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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This is my old TJ ^^ rofl

I had no idea it was still kicking around.

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