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    Things to watch out for on a used JK

    Just wondering if anyone knows of issues that arise on the JK's in or around certain usage (Lets use KM's as a reference) I know the way you use the rig will make this reference vary but I wanted to see what I should be looking out for in or around the 100,000km mark on a 4dr 6speed. Maybe nothing but thought I would ask. I don't know if there are any big issues typical in 100km+ jk's.

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    Make sure it's not burning an abnormal amount of oil
    Manual - Make sure it's not popping out of gear
    Cracked exhaust headers seem fairly common, EGR Valve?

    Those are probably the biggies or most common
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    I just picked up a used '08 Rubi unlimited with 56k.. not sure if this is a huge issue with others, but I had the steering box replaced under warranty (looking from the top of the box, there were puddles of steering fluid).. Out of warranty the box would have cost me $1100 plus parts and labour.. Doesn't hurt to check this before you buy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coley View Post
    Make sure it's not burning an abnormal amount of oil
    Keeping in mind that an "abnormal" amount of oil burned is normal for the JK.
    Mine burns about 1.5L between oil changes and I have been told by the dealer that is the 3.8L engine's "normal oil consumption".
    I guess it is pretty much a two stroke then.
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    Egr Valve , Changed Twice, Exhaust Manifold, once, Driveshafts if you are puting more then 3" lift ,Radiator and fan Blower,once..... I have changed all this not including if you don't get a Rubicon with a front 44 you will be changing u Jouints like crazy on the dana 30. 3 for me and ball joints, some people have had bent axle housing once after market tires are put on....?
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    What do you look for on the manifold? Is it a specific area that tends to crack? Also the EGR valve, is that Exhaust Gas R....... sorry I'm not too good with this stuff.

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