|10-14-2009 06:46 PM|
|Jamesj250||I have the 2.5 with 140,000 miles and runs fine with no problems, just a gear issue.|
|10-14-2009 04:39 PM|
|bigjohnjeep||MY '97 had a 4 banger and it ran like a sewing machine. Really. It was just under powered. I cannot complain at all about the reliablilty. It had 180k on the odo when I traded it.|
|10-14-2009 03:45 PM|
|Loic||first time i brought my bike to the drag strip i did 11.3 sec at the quarte mile, my tj would about 1 minute and 13 sec...LOL|
|10-14-2009 02:51 PM|
|10-14-2009 02:27 PM|
|10-14-2009 02:20 PM|
|Loic||when i bought my 98, engine was bad the jeep had arround 125k miles. lack of maintenance is most likely the culpid, when i drained the oil it was more fluid than water if thats possible.....|
|10-14-2009 01:15 PM|
|10-13-2009 04:34 PM|
|jdhallissey||Mine is running strong. I geared the snot out of it too (5.13s)|
|10-13-2009 03:48 PM|
An original Chrysler/Jeep engine was not in stock and was no longer available in Maryland at the time.
My son was eager to get back on the road so I bought a Jasper remanufactured engine that came with a warranty.
I had to weigh the total cost, labor, time, and inconvenience to rebuilding the original or going with the remanufacture replacement.
I really wanted to try a diesel conversion but haven't found a qualified shop yet.
|10-13-2009 03:03 PM|
|Fatbob309||I have had 3 4.0's and a 2.5... The 2.5 is a good little eng. Like I said before not a power house at all and you will need to gear the snot out of it to run bigger tires but over all I would drive one again.|
|10-13-2009 03:00 PM|
|10-13-2009 02:51 PM|
|danieldlg_13||People will be biased with what they have. If they could do it again, they would have probably bought the 6cyl. My friend had a four and it struggled to get up to 65 mph on 35's. My 6 easily does 85 on 31s, and can tow more.|
|10-13-2009 02:02 PM|
|10-13-2009 01:59 PM|
i was not so lucky. My son's 1999 SE TJ 2.5L 4 cylinder engine was replaced recently.
had way less than 100k miles.
The mechanic said I should have found and bought a 6 cylinder instead.
|10-08-2009 06:02 PM|
|cheap_jeep||97' got over 220k on mine before I pulled it to freshen it up. still ran great. Its all in the maintinance.|
|10-08-2009 03:09 PM|
|woods453||It's a strong engine, but slower than the 4.0.|
|10-08-2009 02:44 PM|
Didn't think so, I knew it was a chain.
|10-08-2009 02:26 PM|
|K.C.'sJeep||My 2.5L has got 135k on it and still running great.|
|10-08-2009 01:00 PM|
|10-08-2009 12:26 PM|
|Jesse-James||The 2.5L isn't an interference engine, is it? Haven't had to remove the head on mine yet.|
|10-08-2009 12:06 PM|
|csamn2007||I cant really say i have a lot of miles, only 80k but runs like its straight off the lot. Hope to get another 200k on it!|
|10-08-2009 11:38 AM|
|AKWrangler||I have 172k on mine, and it runs great, never had to any major maintenance on it. just change the oil plugs and go! I hope to get another 172k|
|10-08-2009 08:14 AM|
i'd put my money on the fact that no one changed the oil on the motors that go. both motors will last forever if mantained.
|10-08-2009 06:01 AM|
|Atthehop||My guess is they did not replace their timing belts ay 90K and once they fail there goes the engine. They are called interference engines.|
|10-08-2009 12:10 AM|
|kdukes4||mines at 118k and i love it! might not have the ump like the 6 but she kicks it into gear when she wants. and off road wise handles exceptional too. plus, if you're not looking to regear soon, you start with 4.10 gearing, so throw on some 31s if they're not already on. most peeps on here wont admit it, but even with their 4 liters, when you're sitting on 3.07 gears with anything greater than 33's. we'll they'd prob wish they were sitting in your shoes instead.|
|10-07-2009 11:30 PM|
|Jesse-James||How many of those ads can provide paperwork for the rebuild. Many CL ads are full of shit.|
|10-07-2009 10:44 PM|
|Jeepzcb09||look at craigs list and every 4 cyl say "rebiult motor" or new motor" and then look to see how many miles are on the body, and for example most of them say around 100,000 miles(give or take a little) so that means the motor blew around 100,000 miles!!! Sounds pretty shity to me.|
|10-07-2009 07:41 PM|
|jdhallissey||Got one now with the 5.13 gears it moves ok and gas is not to bad. I think I picked up some mileage with them.|
|10-07-2009 07:36 PM|
|Fatbob309||I had one that outlasted 3 jeeps it was in. It was a great little eng. Not the fastest kid on the block but I got great mpg running 37's and 4:88's with the 5spd.|
|10-07-2009 06:05 PM|
|schnutzy||cool beans, might be buying one with bout 120,000 miles on it for cheap so thats y im asking|
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