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#20863 of 23393 Re: Trying to figure out what kind of wrangler to buy [drewmeister]
Jan 16, 2006 (3:44 pm)
I have some experience with MOPAR motors...
As many of you know, I have a '95 YJ with the 2.5L OHV 4-cylinder motor. 94,000 miles and no problems. I would consider getting a used YJ or TJ with this motor as long as the vehicle is properly maintained. The 2.4L ('04+ TJ) is a DOHC 16 valve motor that is not at all like the 2.5L (I do have the 2.4L in a Chrysler Yoyager minivan where it has given me no problems in 50,000+ miles - it doesn't sound like a jeep, though.)
The 3.8L OHV V-6 is the minivan motor. I had a 3.3L variant in a 1995 Plymouth Voyager that was still running with 130,000+ miles when I sold it last year, and I now have a 3.8L in a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country - no significant problems with either motor.
Jan 16, 2006 (7:46 pm)
i have replaced the wiring harness my blinkers don't always work and my flashers come on what is it
#20865 of 23393 Re: 93 jeep wrangler [shesamechanic]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:15 pm)
Possibilities include corrosion in the bulb holders, faulty turn signal unit, faulty turn signal switch, faulty emergency signal switch, or (most likely) a poor ground somewhere.
Finally, ......"my blinkers don't always work and my flashers come on"....... what's the difference between the blinkers and the flashers?
Jan 17, 2006 (1:17 am)
I am moving from north Idaho to the Utah desert and plan on doing a ground up restoration on my 1990 stock Wrangler that I purchased new off the lot. I would like to add 3 inches in height, beef up the suspension, replace any rusted or worn parts, and give her a new coat of paint. If anyone could recommend any books or websites that would help me avoid mistakes and lay out a plan for my project I would really appreciate it. Has anyone heard of a reasonably priced, high mileage diesel engine that will fit into a Wrangler? Thanks.
#20867 of 23393 Re: Wrangler rebuild [northforrest]
Jan 17, 2006 (8:02 am)
There's a lot of Jeep restoration and maintenance books out there, though most of the model specific ones concentrate on the CJ and earlier.
I'd suggest you gather catalogs from the many Jeep aftermarket suppliers. As well as carrying most of the available books, they also carry more suspension and body lifts, spares and accessories, than you can shake a stick at. They will also enable you to establish a budget for the project, which is the first thing you should do in your initial planning.
As for a diesel engine, there's nothing that drops straight in. However, given sufficient time, money, and resources, nothing is impossible. As as interesting project it might be fun to do, but don't expect it to make sense as an economic exercise.
#20868 of 23393 Re: Wrangler rebuild [northforrest]
Jan 17, 2006 (9:56 am)
Check with Jp magazine. Their website carries many of their past articles. They've done at least two project 4-cylinder YJ's, doing almost exactly what you describe (minus the diesel). As far as "ready to transfer" diesels go, your best choice would be a diesel cherokee or CJ motor (both were offered at one point) but it won't be too easy to find either one. Adapting other motors like the Isuzu might be cost prohibitive, but as it was just said, with enough money and time anything's possible.
#20869 of 23393 2007 Jeep Wrangler officially on Jeep's website
Jan 17, 2006 (12:35 pm)
..I just got an email about it. Check it out here:
2007 Jeep Wrangler
I like it! And, get this... HEADRESTS on the REAR seats!! I may get an 07 just so I'm not so nervous with my 10 yo daughter in the back seat.
The website is still quite vague. For instance, why no pictures of the four door model? Also, does it even come with a soft top option?? All of the pics are of the Jeep with the new modular hardtop.
Oh well. I'm sure there will be lots more details revealed about it in the coming months..
#20870 of 23393 Re: Tire Rotation [wpowell]
Jan 17, 2006 (1:00 pm)
Discount tire rotates tires for free. I usually go there. I can't keep count of how many times they have plugged tires for me. They do that for free also.
Jan 17, 2006 (1:04 pm)
What kind of maintenance does everyone do to their softop zippers and how often?
My drivers side zipper and rear window zipper are toast. I think I am getting new zippers put in for $85 (upper door) and $120 (rear window).
Jan 17, 2006 (1:07 pm)
Anyone know where I can find detailed information about TSBs. Is the only option to pay for the information?
I was wanting to know more information about service bulletin number 1801201. I can't get a generic scan tool to work and my Jeep can not get inspected using the OBD connection.