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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

keep it, i got 108,000 on my 05 wk 4.7 and it rides like a dream, never drove something so smooth in my life.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:29 PM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

90K ?...It's just now getting broken in! haha. But seriously, I think you'll just know when to get a new one. Like for me, it's time to upgrade from my '92 Laredo lol. I want something with airbags
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

I'm keeping it until I can find a 2008 Diesel overland on the cheap to trade up.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

I just hit 92,000 so far so good...ordered up the lowering springs doing my breaks..I think I will keep this until it dies and then make it a trail rig later!
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

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I just hit 92,000 so far so good...ordered up the lowering springs doing my breaks..I think I will keep this until it dies and then make it a trail rig later!
That's the spirit.

I have 128k on my 05' 4.7L.

The biggest thing I've had to do so far is replace the driver side exhaust manifold (terrible, terrible design there).

Also, at about 110k the damn transmission fluid filter just slipped and it felt like my transmission had just blown up. Fortunately that was literally a $100 fix and most of that was on fresh ATF.

I drive 100s of miles a week for work and I'm in the process of getting a new car so I can stop racking up miles on this sucker...it's going to become my beach rig soon.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

110k on my 05 4.7 wk and going strong. Ive seen plenty make it to 200k plus!
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

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I just bought my 2008 Limited in December. The hemi tick drives me nuts. Enough to make me want to get rid of it. But, I decided to put an exhaust on so I don't hear it. Other than the tick it is a great vehicle so far. Got it with 36k miles and I just passed 40k a few weeks ago.
Easy fix, as the tick is sticking MDS lifters. IF you don't have a catch can this will happen more quickly. Run 1/2 can of seafoam in the crankcase for 100 miles just before changing the oil, and one tankful of gas with seafoam. That did the trick, my Hemi has 80k, no ticking at all and runs much faster and smoother than new by doing this, and then adding the MM 85 TB, and Apexi voltage stablizer. IF you have no CC, you must clean the TB to make it run good, also change out the EGR and MAP sensor, which are both cheap and about a 20 minute job each.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

This is a little late but I want to put this in here for anyone else that reads it.

I've been seeing lots of 4.7L engines at the wreck yard recently in various vehicles and there are handfuls of them that have some obvious sludge problems when my buddy and I have been pulling parts for other vehicles at his shop. Not all, but a lot of them. He's heard lots of reports of second and third hand 4.7L vehicles having engine problems mainly from NOT CHANGING THE DAMN OIL.

CHANGE IT. Every damn time. Don't miss it or put it off. I know most everyone on these online forums probably keeps up with their vehicles no problem but this engine seems to be very finicky about sludge build up. Fresh oil. Fresh oil. Fresh oil.

All it takes.

I'm going to take my jeep to 250k one day. Seriously.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:27 AM
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Looking for some input from the folks here who know these WKs well and probably have had a lot my experience than me. I say that because I've never owned a car with this many miles that I spent more than a couple Gs on.

So I'm quickly approaching 90K on my Jeep. I purchased it in May 2010 with 70K. I've had to spend the following on my car since purchase:

$180 - new HVAC controls (bulbs burnt out)
$120 - TC, diffs fluid change
$140 - Tranny fluid change
$30 - new PCV
$60 - new EGR
$205 - fix trans cooler line leak
$340 - new brakes/rotors for either front or rear (can't remember)
$590 - new PS pump and resevoir

I'm cool with the costs for maintainence (fluids, PCV, EGR) because theoretically they are prolonging the life of my vehicle.

Also cool with the brakes because I realize all cars need new brakes at some point.

What I would consider WK specific costs and consequently am not cool with are the others (PS, HVAC, tranny line). Do I think the cost of these three is exorbitant or other cars don't have similar problems? No, not at all. I ask because my suspension is going to need some attention come Spring and I can see myself throwing some money into that.

What am I after, basically, is some input based on the known problems for WKs and their trade-in/sale value, when do you cut your losses with fixes and move on? Sure, if you've got the money you could just pay, but I'm more interested in hearing logic on IN GENERAL (keeping WKs in mind) when it no longer becomes EFFICIENT to upkeep a car.

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You've got about $800 in repairs. Now ask yourself, how long will you go before you have other repairs? For the sake of argument let's say 6 months. That's $133/ month that's added to your loan payment. Can you get a vehicle that you like better for less money?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:33 AM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

2500 shy of 90k here on my 4.7.... running strong. no need to toss in the towel
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

Many years ago I sold a car that was running fine but was showing signs of Upstate NY cancer (rust) on the underside to a co-worker for $600. Four months later the suspension mounts rusted through and the car was unfixable. The guy had the nerve to ask me "what was I going to do about it?".

I told him that the car had cost him $150/ month if he simply abandoned it at this point. He acknowledged that was an inexpensive car payment. I then told him that the engine and transmission probably had a significant salvage value.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

I've had my 05 wk since april 2009. Bought it with 60k and it now has 110k on it. I've done front and rear pads and rotors and my RR brake caliper, front struts, tires, fluid changes, custom exhaust, 08 front end conversion, new battery, and that's it. I can't complain. I love my jeep and will continue to put $ in to it as long as it keeps going. I want to see 250k out of this like I did my 87 cherokee. I have most of the center dash lights burned out but I'm going to fix that myself or have the guy on here fix them for me. Its a common issue. I don't think you are in too deep with your jeep. Heck I still owe $11800 on my jeep. Ouch! My jeep will get what ever it needs!!
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