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#11353 of 11454 Replacement front seats?
Nov 10, 2012 (9:19 am)
Anybody replace the front seats in the 2004 to 2006 Liberty for more comfortable ones? On long road trips the fatigue really sets in. Need more support under my long legs.
Know of any alternative or aftermarket seats?
#11354 of 11454 Re: Replacement front seats? [whitgallman]
Nov 10, 2012 (12:44 pm)
I placed 1/2" flare nuts under the front seat mounts. That helped. You may need spacers made from pipe to get the height you need. Can't put your arm out the window very well, though.
#11355 of 11454 Re: eco tune [caribou1]
Nov 25, 2012 (10:02 am)
"I use A/C, 4WD every now and then, give the engine time to warm-up in the winter, drive 130 Km/h all day on the motorway when needed, do service every 15,000 miles with mineral oil and never have anything to worry about; except perhaps to replace it one day."
Mineral oil? Have I been wasting money using the 0 to 40 multigrade Mobil 1 oil? As soon as I pour it in and turn her over, the honey color is gone. I've wondered about the necessity of using this expensive oil. With a good battery, this oil lets her turn over good on cold Winter days. Shouldn't really good oil be used because it has a turbo? I change much less than 15,000 miles.
#11356 of 11454 Re: eco tune [willysjeep]
Nov 25, 2012 (11:02 am)
I use nothing but Delvac 1300. Change every 2000 as I do in my 12 year old 7.3. Both are strong as ever. The F37 torque crap, from Chrysler did lower my mileage 10 mpg, though.
#11357 of 11454 Re: eco tune [willysjeep]
Dec 01, 2012 (1:20 pm)
I have no authority to tell you what you should do but I used 15W40 (Shell mineral), 10W40 (no-name semi-synthetic), 5W40 (Yacco synthetic), Mann air filter (off-road only in the US), K&N air filter since 6 years, Mann oil filter...
My service intervals are planned every 25,000 Km when its sunny and dry in my back yard
All transmission fluids are there since day one, I only replaced power steering fluid because it was as black as ink. The cooling fluid has not been changed and still doesn't need topping after 9 winters.
Some folks claim they change their fluids very often, I don't but I keep an eye on all levels and find it boring in the end
Next year I plan to replace all fluids and water pump, for its 10th anniversary...
I add less than a quart of oil between services and still have the original glow plugs. If oil quality was critical, I should be on my 3rd engine after 10 years.
#11358 of 11454 Faulty Thermostat
Dec 04, 2012 (11:24 am)
My 2005 jeep diesel reads cold and never really warms up so I suspect a faulty thermostat, but my real question would a faulty thermostat which keeps the engine cold most of the time have a hugh impact on mileage.Mileage has dropped from about 28mpg to 19mpg in the last couple of months and wondering if because the engine runs cold would this be a contributing factor, any comments appreciated.
#11359 of 11454 Re: Faulty Thermostat [fust]
Dec 04, 2012 (11:34 am)
Yes, it will impact your MPG.
It's most efficient when the needle is straight up.
The Thermostat is expensive, $100+, it is built into it's own housing and replaced as a Unit.
There was a guy on the "LostJeeps" forum who is a backyard machinist and would re-fabricate yours if you send it to him (He had a few spares for a fast exchange). He made them so that in the future it could be replaced with a standard $10 thermostat. He was charging around $100 as well.
Hope this helps: Bob
#11360 of 11454 Be extra vigilant of oil leaks.
Jan 11, 2013 (10:08 pm)
I want to warn everyone. Do not allow any oil leaks to go for even a short period. With changes coming at every 6000 miles and me retired I don't have to do it as often as I used to. Evidently shortly after my last oil change the EGR which had about 100,000 miles on it started malfunctioning. That caused some oil to get pushed out somewhere such that the wind sprayed it all over under the hood. The dealer suggested it was the oil separator which I had replaced about 8,000 miles earlier.
Here is the result. The oil which managed to not drip significantly on the gravel so I could see it caused numerous hoses to be compromised. They have a coating on the inside to protect them from the oil they carry but NOT the outside. If I had needed to crawl underneath I would have seen there was oil leakage but it coated the side of the engine and was not noticeable on my gravel driveway.
The hose that carries pressurized air from the turbo split and I heard air swooshing every time I gave it a bit of throttle. Several of the hoses that are part of emissions were cracked and compromised. The hoses that carry trans fluid were so soft it is a wonder they didn't burst and dump all my trans fluid on the ground.
Mind you, I checked under the hood at about halfway through the 6000 mile mark for the oil change and I did not see that oil leakage. Must have been right after that that things went down hill. It was probably two months that leak was eating away at my hoses and rotting them.
So, at 134,000 miles my Jeep went in to find out what the dickens was the start of the trouble. A new EGR valve, all new hoses to the turbo, new oil separator, new trans fluid lines fluids, and labor cost me $1,400 at the dealer. The EGR alone was $267! They did me right for labor and parts according to what some others are reporting for costs.
Evidently when this starts it starts too small for you to see any drips. But its eating away at all your hoses. So for pete's sake look under there more often if your vehicle has miles on it. In my case it was how long the hoses soaked in the oil. It doesn't take a lot because when I checked the oil it was down only half way between max and min.
#11361 of 11454 SOLD MY TRASH
Jan 12, 2013 (3:05 am)
You are a glutton for punishment. The first step to recovery is admission that you bought a Chrysler product.
#11362 of 11454 Re: Be extra vigilant of oil leaks. [biodieselman]
Jan 13, 2013 (12:53 pm)
This is surely not the start of a Happy New Year for you
I'm just curious:
What type of lubricant are you using? I've never seen engine hoses destroyed by an engine oil leak ...
At times, hot vapors of synthetic lubricants (Rotella) diffused through my turbo hose reaching the inter-cooler; this made it oily and dusty but the chilled intake air coming out of the inter-cooler never did this to the hose. I think this must be specific to certain additives, perhaps those who penetrate polymers