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Old 05-12-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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just bought my first wrangler

Jusr bought 2004 wrangler with 243000 miles. Drives like new. Got it home and checked it out. The only leak is the rear main seal. It does not have the DW. It has 31 inch tires. The paint on the hood is coming off is that a common problem?

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club (and addiction)!! And does it look ike its peeling off or does it maybe look like a bunch of crows feet????

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:28 AM   #3
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My hood is pealing also. I think it is from bad prep and under hood heat.Welcome to the addiction.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:32 AM   #4
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The middle of the hood is peeling off and the sides look like crows feet. I had a samurai
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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Post a picture! Never had an engine rebuild? I've heard they can go 200,000 to 250,000 miles but haven't seen too many real life examples. My rear main leaks too. Its kind of a pain to do yourself and its around $400-500 for a shop to replace. Mine only drips so I have just left it for now.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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how do i post pictures of the jeep
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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Just got my 04 as well and had the exact same problem. Found a paint shop nearby who shot the hood for $150 and matched it up pretty well. I have the same oil drip on mine and have been told to expect it so, if it's still just a drip, dont sweat it. Welcome to the community and enjoy !!!

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