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Old 05-06-2013, 08:42 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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Replaced spark plugs today...I think next time I'm just going to cut a hole inside the glove box to make getting to that last one a little easier.
Ha, thats what I tell everyone, it takes 30 minutes to do the first 7 and another 20-30 to get at the last one. Makes me miss my 93 4.0, I could do all 6 plugs, wires, and distributor cap and rotor in about 20 minutes or so.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:22 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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Ha, thats what I tell everyone, it takes 30 minutes to do the first 7 and another 20-30 to get at the last one. Makes me miss my 93 4.0, I could do all 6 plugs, wires, and distributor cap and rotor in about 20 minutes or so.

You got that right...I remember the 4.0 days...easiest engine to work on EVER. Especially in the Wrangler or XJ. Easy access to just about everything.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:24 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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You got that right...I remember the 4.0 days...easiest engine to work on EVER. Especially in the Wrangler or XJ. Easy access to just about everything.
The ZJ was easy too, #1 was blocked by the AC compressor but there was enough room to sneak a spark plug socket through. My favorite was the horizontal oil filter I could reach from the top side, rather than snaking my hand around a skid plate to a filter mounted at a 45, seemed like it was designed to make a mess out of whoever changes oil
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Can't complain about the oil filter in these 4.7's either...but the wife's KK Libby? Man..what a PITA.

I had a spark plug socket at one point...I need to get one. It would make life a lot easier over my current method of using a magnetic pick-up tool.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Spark plug sockets are an amazing invention. Such a simple, yet ingenious tool.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:47 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I'm actually swinging by Sears/Craftsman today and am picking one up if they have one in 5/8". With the spark plug change intervals on these Jeeps, it's totally worth the few bucks.

I was down with my PCV yesterday...yeah you know me...one more thing off the list. Now I just need to get the trans done soon and I'll be all set.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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I'm actually swinging by Sears/Craftsman today and am picking one up if they have one in 5/8". With the spark plug change intervals on these Jeeps, it's totally worth the few bucks.

I was down with my PCV yesterday...yeah you know me...one more thing off the list. Now I just need to get the trans done soon and I'll be all set.
How often do you guys change your plugs? I'm probably closing in on 20k on my NGK iridiums. I was hoping to make 50k cause they're like $50 a set. That's when I changed out the stockers.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:24 PM
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How often do you guys change your plugs? I'm probably closing in on 20k on my NGK iridiums. I was hoping to make 50k cause they're like $50 a set. That's when I changed out the stockers.
30k on mine, 30k on the KK, and I'll usually take care of my bro-in-law's car and his wife's KJ. That's enough plug changin' to warrant a $12 investment on a set of 4 sockets.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:47 AM
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How often do you guys change your plugs? I'm probably closing in on 20k on my NGK iridiums. I was hoping to make 50k cause they're like $50 a set. That's when I changed out the stockers.
On those plugs you could probably go 50k no problem. After 30k I changed my bosch super platinums or whatever back to the stock copper plugs with no change in performance so I'm going to stick to about 20k on the cheaper plugs.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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Contemplated a trade but the WJ is too nice to drive. Then realized I put 25k miles on it in my first year of ownership.
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On friday, replacing the oil in the 4.0 with Valvoline Nextgen Maxlife 10w-30 and a purolator pure one oil filter. We'll see how she goes...oil going out has been in there for only a little over a month(Rotella T5)...I've only had the jeep for 4 months, and I think it sat for a long time before I owned it-as the Rotella coming out is ALREADY black as night.

The jeep also may be going up for sale soon as well...unfortunately I need a bit more towing power for the boat, my eyes are on multiple 4.7 HO Overlands! What do you guys think I could fetch for a great condition 2002 Jeep GC Laredo with 116,000 miles and the 4.0?
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

KBB it. It depends on your location as well. Any upgrades/degrades to it?

Just off the top of my head, I would ask for 5.5k around here and be happy with 5.
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