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Diesel Cherokee's
« on: November 30, 2010, 20:40:08 »
Just a quick thing before the forum goes down..

What are the diesel Cherokee's like? I've heard some folk say walk away but i can't afford to run a V8 so any reveiws on them????
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 16:44:38 »
They are poor.  Heavy on fuel, noisy and pretty slow.

An lpg conversion on a petrol is a better option.

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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 09:39:55 »
the 2.5?  Walk away, keep walking, once around the corner, run until your out of breath.

Petrol on LPG, no more expensive to buy, cheaper to run and doesn't do a head gasket every time you turn your back.
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 16:43:33 »
THe V6 3.0 Diesels are in a class of their own.
V6 power and the V6 Noise :)
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 14:36:34 »
2.8 in the KJ or JK OR the newer 3.0l....avoid others
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 14:19:34 »
the 3.0 V6 have the merc engine, not sure if they use the merc auto box as well ?
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 16:06:25 »
I've got a 1997 2.5 diesel XJ, it's now done 98,000 miles, some of which has been greenlaning, averages 26mpg on mud tyres and has never missed a beat. Plus you don't have to worry about the electrics when in deep water...

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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2012, 22:25:55 »
Nope just the turbo intake......
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 02:44:17 »
The 2.7 diesels are getting a bad reputation for reliability......all related to injectors and fuelling..
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 07:37:46 »

A M8 of mine has a KJ 2.8 and reckons its a cracking motor ,he,s a J33P man through and though of 20years so does know his J33Ps,
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 02:15:25 »
Anyone know the origin of the 5cyl 3.1 derv motor? some nice Cherrys about right now and at good prices too.
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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 23:44:43 »
nother dodgy VM derivative...
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Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 13:28:58 »
The vm engine is bulletproof as long as you don't abuse it with crap oil and crap coolant. Don't let the coolant get low on them and put the right oil in and they run forever.

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Re: Diesel Cherokee's
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 06:36:05 »
I'm with squaddie here, my old 2.5 grand cherokee has just done 200k, needs new axles though  :grin:
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