Jeep Wrangler 3rd genHow many ks have people put on the 3.8 motor looking at one today with 200,000How many ks have people put on the 3.8 motor looking at one today with 200,000 Brendan
made 350 000km on the first engine. currently running a town and country as long block. had 125 000km when i put it in
Did you ever have problems with it?
the first oem engine made 350 000km.
Like any other problems with that engine?
I have a 2010 with the 3.8. Ppl tell me it won’t last long and it wasn’t a good engine
they are great engines. i like them better then the 3.6L
I haven’t had any problems with mine either, I only have 70000 miles on it
Use 10w 30 oil. The 5w20 is water
3.8l engine has been used for a long time. Only issues I’ve heard of is main bearings spinning. But you hear that with every engine. Because $$$$ lol. I have the 3.8 with about 115,000. Change the oil every 4k and use Castrol edge 5w30, only work I’ve done is resealed the oil pan. I need to do the intake gasket also but other then that. Great engine. Plenty powerful (with the right gearing) and reliable
188km on a 07 3.8 with a sprintex kit on it.
Everybody I’ve talked to said the 3.8 is a glorified boat anchor get a 3.6
I have 227,000miles on my 2010 runs strong
Mines at 160,000 and don’t skip a beat
I dont need speed if it can do the speed limit im happy
190000 on my 11
75 k on the first one after hydrolocking it … about 20k on the replacement ..
Lesson = don’t go through any amount of water with out a snorkel
How much water did you go through before it got fucked up ? I’m a new Jeep owner, Am i safe if I keep it below the floor boards ?
About 12″ but hit some soft mud and had to floor it .. when I did it pushed the water just right up to the intake …go slow and if you start sinking don’t floor it . Lol.. just put a snorkel on and save yourself the headache and lots of $$$$
@John What mods were on your jeep at the time? I have a hard time picturing this happening to a stock jeep.
Just some 35″ tires .. but look at your stock air intake ..the opening is right up in the front passenger corner and so going in head first at a slight decline then punching it …all the water rushed up to that corner…
Honestly it didn’t take much water to bend the rod
Correction …i did have the 4″ BDS long arm lift and stabilizer at the time too
I just didn’t know if you had modded the intake and/or inner fenders. You must of really hit those puddles.
How much of a pain was that snorkel to install?
It had the stock outer and inner fenders at the time and stock intake ..
Yeah it didn’t take much to make the water rush up there
It wasn’t too tough… getting the piece in behind the shock was the biggest pain
Installer tip } don’t try to silicon on the inside of the connecting pieces .. makes them very slick and impossible to tighten …lesson learned for me