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Old 01-25-2017, 01:53 PM
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New to the jeep and by no means a mechanic

Hey guys so I just bought a 1995 Jeep Wrangler. They body is in great condition as the inside is. The motor and all seems to be running great I have 2.5l engine. It has 217k miles on but seems to be running fine. My question is do y'all recommend anything I should do to the engine or anything under the hood to keep it running long as possible. I know to keep the oil changed and I plan on putting new plugs and wires in it soon. I just want to keep my motor running smooth as long as possible even with the high mileage. Any advice would be great!
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Don't forget the coolant, make sure it is clean.

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I recommend that you change all the fluids. That means:

Oil & filter
coolant (flush system)
transmission and transfer case
both differentials
brake fluid
clutch fluid

In that order!

By doing the above services you will become more familiar with your Jeep, you will develop confidence in your skills, you will probably have to buy some more tools (Oh Goody, new tools) and you will have a baseline for future services.
I strongly suggest that you keep a journal or record of services, modifications and repairs.
I keep a loose leaf binder and record all that I do along with the invoices for parts, all in plastic sleeves and chronologically sorted.

If you have any questions about doing any of the above, just ask the forum. There are hundreds of years of experience here and I don't think there is a question that can't be answered (at least about Jeeps. The meaning of life....not so much).

I also suggest that you procure a Factory Service Manual. You can buy one online at Bishko Books. It's about $40.00 on CD. MudMagnetYJ has a link to several FSMs in his signature.

Your Jeep is 22 years old and will require a greater amount of TLC than a 10 year old Corolla of equal value.

Good Luck, L.M.
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1995 manual below in my signature. I actually have two. I also know the 2.5L section of that manual well, so I can refer you as needed.
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