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amoujaffar 08-02-2009 10:00 AM

1st Jeep! / 95 2.5 Engine Rebuild
Hey guys whats going on. I'm gonna be picking up my 1st jeep this week :D (Ill post pics later)

1995 Wrangler Red with soft top and half doors. 2.5/5-Speed.
The only thing im worried about is the 177K its got on it. I know itll run fine for a bit but im sure by next summer itll be due for a rebuild. Clutch's are straight forward, but i helped my buddy rebuild the engine on his S4 and it was a pain in the ass...i know the 2.5 won't be nearly as bad but i was wondering if someone could give me an idea about how bad itll be. Also some tips for down the line would be great. THANKS!


jpdocdave 08-02-2009 10:05 AM

there will be no need to rebuild that engine as long as its mantained. that engine just like the 4.0 if mantained will go 300k easily.

amoujaffar 08-02-2009 10:27 AM

great man thanks.

any tips on what to tune up when i get it besides the obvious spark plugs and filters?

lwszabo 08-02-2009 10:45 AM

my 2.5 has 185,000 and runs awesome.

tonkchief 08-02-2009 12:01 PM

I have a 1993 2.5 with 237000 and still runs fine.

jpdocdave 08-02-2009 12:37 PM

cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter. front and rear diff service, transfer case service, transmission service, coolant, brake fluid, and clutch fluid if applicable.

the beauty is you can do every maintenance yourself, spend a few hundred bux and have it in tip top shape. check your serpentine belt also.

amoujaffar 08-02-2009 02:13 PM

i noticed the serpenine belt when i looked under the hood but no timing belt or chain. i (jokingly) asked the guy at the dearlership if the timing and serpenitine are one in the same and he said yes....could this be true???

scrambler1 08-02-2009 05:52 PM

I would recomend buying a manual,you can learn alot and it sounds like it will save you alot of money.
You should know some about engines if you helped rebuild one. They are all pretty similar.

jpdocdave 08-02-2009 05:53 PM

never is a timing belt and serpentine belt the same. your engine has a timing chain, don't worry about it.

amoujaffar 08-02-2009 09:20 PM

thats what i thought i was just thrown...dumbass dealer salesmen

im gonna throw some pics on here when i pick it up next week. i wanna say thanks to everyone on here your very cool and helpful to someone new.

dooder 08-03-2009 05:46 AM


Originally Posted by amoujaffar (Post 413693)
i know the 2.5 won't be nearly as bad but i was wondering if someone could give me an idea about how bad itll be.THANKS!


think of a 4 cylinder lawnmower engine. no b/s

amoujaffar 08-03-2009 10:13 AM

then it shouldnt be hard at all...prolly a week's worth of work i take it.

emt.piper76 12-05-2010 12:00 AM

So I don't need to fret about the well maintained 127,700 miles on my 4 banger 95 YJ daily driver? :)

gennybro 12-05-2010 10:55 AM

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Dude, your responding to a thread thats a year old. Anyway Ive got a 91 yj with 127000 miiles on it.Was told I havent gotten anything to worry about ,4 lucky and paid only 500 dollars for it.

emt.piper76 12-05-2010 08:23 PM

Dude, you responded to my response to a thread that is a year old. LOL. I didn't even notice the date of the thread lol...was just reading.

YJman 12-05-2010 09:09 PM

Dude, that's so awesome lol. Like, bringing the past to present.

My friend has a 4 banger with a clacking noise. Needs new lifters but he's going to swap the engine out for a 4.0

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