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Wish jeep was built in that quality
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:17 PM
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Wow, and no damage from snapped timing belt, seems like a miracle engine.

That Camry motor and most Toyota engines are designed so that the valves can't hit the piston crown even when the timing belt snaps, so there was no damage from snapped belt


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Old 07-25-2014, 08:09 PM
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I stopped reading this drivel at this:

"Without regular oil changes (oil loses its lubricating properties over time), an engine may seize..."

Yeah? After how many kays could you expect a modern engine to actually seize if the oil level is maintained, but never changed?

I'm all for correct maintenance, but keep it real
Totally agree! Engine oil has a shelf life of 20+ years, synthetic oil probably longer. Oil marketers work on a two year shelf life only because the labels start looking grotty.
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When I worked for Toyota, I had a Camry come in because it had snapped a timing belt (120,000km on the clock)
Looked a service history, there was none, had NEVER been serviced, called owner, and he confirmed bought it, put fuel in it but NEVER had any maintenance done on it!.
I pulled the dip stick, no oil, put it on a hoist and pulled the engine sump plug, nothing came out, looked with a torch, just a gooy lump in the sump.
Called the customer again, he was adamant no service.
Changed the timing belt, started car, ran and drove fine, no bad engine noise, no smoke.
If I had not worked on it I would not believe it
Customer drove it out the door saying he'd got his money's worth out of this Camry
While on anecdotes, I heard of a London gentleman wearing a turban who ran a VW 140,000 miles without an oil change. He just topped it up. His motto was, "Leave well enough alone!" Does anyone seriously believe that people in the third world put their cars in for six monthly services, yet they get incredible mileages.
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Totally agree! Engine oil has a shelf life of 20+ years, synthetic oil probably longer. Oil marketers work on a two year shelf life only because the labels start looking grotty.
While on anecdotes, I heard of a London gentleman wearing a turban who ran a VW 140,000 miles without an oil change. He just topped it up. His motto was, "Leave well enough alone!" Does anyone seriously believe that people in the third world put their cars in for six monthly services, yet they get incredible mileages.
I bet that was before ECU's and sensors on absolutely everything....

I remember having an old VB commodore black 186 engine. A mate and I ran it without water and oil for a week and about 1500km. We we're trying to blow it. The only way we could in the end was changing the carburetor to one off a 4.1 falcon. It actually allowed us to over rev the engine. We were both sure that the engine would have run for a few months with no oil. Then we tore the engine apart and the big end bearing was blue from all the heat.
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I bet that was before ECU's and sensors on absolutely everything....
It was a VW beetle so yes, it was before oil filters even.
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Re: Jeep service costs

Hi Guys, I have finally decided to resist the extortionist type service costs from the jeep dealer service depts. I know there are numerous posts on this subject, and if I trawl through the site, I can probably find all the info I need. However, I have just contacted 3 jeep dealers to get quotes for the 40,000km service on my 2011 cj diesel $1480, $1440, $1402. as a pensioner, I just cant afford these sorta numbers. So, can any one advise where I can purchase;
*9ltr Mobil1 5w-30 esp Full synth oil, C3 mb229.31/51 ,ms11106 certified
*Oil filter mopar equivelant
*Air filter mopar equivelant
*fuel filter mopar equivelant
*Front/rear drive axle synth oil, sae 75w-140 (API-GL5)with friction modifier, & qty
All to fundamentally comply with Jeep standards. Then I will go to a reputable logbook service garage to perform the labour. Or I will replace these items myself (assuming I can still get under the jeep) if that scheme doesn't work. then at a later date I will take the JGC to dealer for canstar update etc.
My jeep will be out of warrantee in Nov this year so this will set my path for the future if it all goes well. I love my jeep, and don't want to part with it, but $1450 now and $2000 odd at 60000km is somewhat frightening
I looked up Mopar for parts & costs etc but their website is devoid of any parts except accessories, obviously they direct you to the dealerships, and I am not confident buying on ebay or o,seas. Would really appreciate some help & advice..

btw, I forgot to mention the locality.... South Brisbane, but I will go anywhere within the south coast region to get the goods thanks!
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Re: Jeep service costs

There are some guys down at Ormeo that are ex Jeep mechanics called running a jeep workshop called Seven Slot. Not sure of their contact details but they getting a good reputation among the Jeep fraternity.
Suggest you Google them or look on Facebook.
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Hi Guys, I know there are numerous posts on this subject, and if I trawl through the site, I can probably find all the info I need.
So, can any one advise where I can purchase;
*9ltr Mobil1 5w-30 esp Full synth oil, C3 mb229.31/51 ,ms11106 certified
*Oil filter mopar equivelant
*Air filter mopar equivelant
*fuel filter mopar equivelant
*Front/rear drive axle synth oil, sae 75w-140 (API-GL5)with friction modifier, & qty

btw, I forgot to mention the locality.... South Brisbane, but I will go anywhere within the south coast region to get the goods thanks!
Welcome Gandalf - and pardon the editing……but you are right - all the information is contained here, plus descriptions and comprehensive information as to where to purchase, how much to pay, and how to do the job yourself.
Take the time to search and you will be well rewarded and save yourself the learning curve…….

For Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W30 you will have to buy 20L and it is readily available from Pacific Petroleum, Ipswich Rd Rocklea.
For filters, Eziautoparts - check out their website and purchase on line.
Wesfil Fuel Filter WCF203 and you'll need 2 units
Wesfil Cabin Filter WACF0154
Wesfil Oil Filter WCO163
Wesfil Air Filter WA5135
For the front and rear diffs GL Lubricants - online or Ebay -
Redline 75W90 GL-5 (I used this rather than the 140) and you'll need 3 Quarts according to the book - but mine used only 1l per diff, so 2 quarts did the job.

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Had Jeep Narellan do my 20,000km service yesterday and that will be their last.

In short asked the wheel alignment to be corrected as per the issued TSB. They reckoned pulling to the left is normal. "We'll rotate the tyres, that should fix it."
WTF do I look that stupid!!

Also flash updates and TSB are an optional to apply to the vehicle in their opinion. Although recall they will do. (They are so kind).

In regards to my oil leak no wonder they can't determine where it is as they haven't been bothered to remove the bash plate underneath!

After a casual chat for an hour with the service manager (Scott is the service manager, Natasha is not - her words) I thought why am I bringing my car here.

I have organised an independent mechanic for the 30,000km where I can supply my own genuine parts and correct spec oil. Plus I don't have to listen to dealer bull$#it.

Perhaps because I did not purchase the vehicle from them their care factor is zero.
And I care to much and have obtained too much knowledge from Jeep Garage. "Ignorance is bliss" I agree.

BTW $410 for the service, probably still the cheapest though for a Sydney dealer.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:37 PM
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My oil leak turned out to be a 3 day replacement of the front crankcase bearing seal - now my suspension bangs like my old WG in Death Wobble mode!? Methinks they dropped a sway bar to get to bearing and haven't put back properly- also QL wont go to QLII - Don't let them touch a thing!!!!!!!!! BTW this was John Hughes service centre East Vic Park
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My oil leak turned out to be a 3 day replacement of the front crankcase bearing seal - now my suspension bangs like my old WG in Death Wobble mode!? Methinks they dropped a sway bar to get to bearing and haven't put back properly- also QL wont go to QLII - Don't let them touch a thing!!!!!!!!! BTW this was John Hughes service centre East Vic Park
But John Hughes himself told me that he got the "Best" Jeep person in the state from Ossie Park to come work for him
Would not go back there if I was paid!

Has anyone had any dealing with SBR, Jeepkraft or Cruisinon in Wangara?

Jeepkraft say that they have the new wiTECH diagnostic system which means completely nothing to me, but apparently provides them with full dealer level functionality. This includes the Chrysler bulletin, recall and ECU Flash Update system?

Be a pain for me to get up there from South of the river - but after the muck around I have had from the dealers over the last 8 weeks, it may well be worth the trip?
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Re: Jeep service costs

John Hughes... "is it true?"

Hmmm... probably not. Actually, a high likelihood of not.

I'm very interested to hear that there's an independent service centre with wiTECH here in Perth. I might need to swing by and check them out.

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