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    Default 2.8 CRD Auto. The good and the bad

    I am looking at maybe buying 2008 Wrangler auto. Is there any issues to watch out for and is it an expensive vehicle to maintain?

    I know asking for objective answers is not posible as jeep owners are scary sometimes but it would be appreciated

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    Normal services are reasonable... R3500
    120 000km timing belt service is a bit pricy... +- R12000
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    Would anyone advise me not to buy it then?

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    My friend bought a 2007 with 100000km on and he is very happy.No issues and I drove it and was pleasantly suprised.Very nice ride.The revs are crazy low at 120km/h and the sound system rocks.

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    The only downside would be the price of Jeep parts.... My 2cw
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    jeep parts are a lot cheaper than Toyota parts...

    I traded my CRD at 100 000km, only real issue was a turbo hose which blew at about 60 000km.

    I can't see any reason why not to get one, heard of very few issues with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLJ Jakkals View Post
    The only downside would be the price of Jeep parts.... My 2cw
    Lemme guess, you don't own a Jeep right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    Lemme guess, you don't own a Jeep right?


    always the same - the guy in the 470k garden service support vehicle saying the 400k Jeep is expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkie1979 View Post
    Normal services are reasonable... R3500
    120 000km timing belt service is a bit pricy... +- R12000

    At what mileage must the cambelt be replaced ?
    Last edited by CarloJK; 2013/01/07 at 05:40 PM.

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    The 2.8 CRD in the Wrangler has turned out to be a very good motor me thinks. If its out of motorplan then there are Jeep Indys that can do a good job of looking after it, & probably won't charge anything near to R12k for the cambelt change.

    I'm not a big diesel fan on offroad vehicles but the Wranlger 2.8 is hard to fault. It's one of the few that can compete, or even beat, with big petrol engines in sand. It's also very easy to live with on the tar.

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    I just called Anton from APS about something, & took the liberty to ask him about the cambelt change on the CRD. He said for R12k he could replace the whole front end of the car :-).

    He said its a big-ish job that is around R7500 to R9500 for the basic belt change, at 120 000 km. The reason for the varied price range is that there are 2 other parts that get inspected. He said there is no point in trying to save R600 or R800, & more unnecessary labour costs again later. He checks them while he has it stripped, which makes sense.

    His experience is that the water pump can go at 20 000km after the belt change, & I think he said it runs off the same belt. Last year 3 out of 10 water pumps went in this way, which is why he now inspects them.

    Either way, your R12k at the dealer would just be for the belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    I just called Anton from APS about something, & took the liberty to ask him about the cambelt change on the CRD. He said for R12k he could replace the whole front end of the car :-).

    He said its a big-ish job that is around R7500 to R9500 for the basic belt change, at 120 000 km. The reason for the varied price range is that there are 2 other parts that get inspected. He said there is no point in trying to save R600 or R800, & more unnecessary labour costs again later. He checks them while he has it stripped, which makes sense.

    His experience is that the water pump can go at 20 000km after the belt change, & I think he said it runs off the same belt. Last year 3 out of 10 water pumps went in this way, which is why he now inspects them.

    Either way, your R12k at the dealer would just be for the belt.
    I need to keep Anton from APS' number for when my CRD is out of its maintenance plan8)

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    He's an honest bloke, & you will never read anything negative about APS on the forum.

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    Please post his details. I have about 17k km left of my motor plan.

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    APS SERVICES & REPAIRS CC

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    He's an honest bloke, & you will never read anything negative about APS on the forum.
    Is there an APS website?

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    I'm not sure

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    My old CRD was awesome, sold it at around 70k on the clock if I recall, only issue popped turbo hose, but that is normal thing on them it seems, also not expensive to fix, I am friends with the guy who bought my old CRD and he is still very happy with it. if you want a 2009 model with low mileage send me a message, my boet is selling his, as he is immigrating to Australia.

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    I ran my JKU CRD from 38k up to 78k, then traded it on a new Rubi as the costs of new tyres, services and risk equalled the cash layout for the new Rubi when factoring in the lower interest rate I could get on a new vehicle. Never had any trouble except for the CAC pipe that jumped off. Just carry spare hose clamps and duct tape with you to be safe. Oh yes and if the temp runs slightly high when towing on long uphills ask the dealer to re-program the cooling fan. And make sure that the extra tranny cooler is fitted, they are about R2k at the dealer (fitted). It rocks off road and cruises fantastic!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    And make sure that the extra tranny cooler is fitted, they are about R2k at the dealer (fitted). It rocks off road and cruises fantastic!
    That's good advice!

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