From: Timo Geusch on 6 Apr 2010 16:41
Steve Firth wrote:
> Mike P <frenchtat(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > 4.0 petrol on LPG?
> > > Very tractor like to drive aren't they.
> > I'm hoping on Steve's budget he's gone for a later V8 on LPG..
> No, I went for a 4.0.
Pretty much all I hear from US sources re Jeep engines is that (a) you
don't want a GC with a V8, if you must have one get the 4.0 as it's
indestructible and (b) you really don't want a GC, if you must get a
Cherokee, too many niggling issues with the GC.
'88 Porsche 911 Targa '95 Mercedes E280 estate
From: Steve Firth on 6 Apr 2010 17:16
Timo Geusch <tnewsSPAMMENOT(a)unixconsult.co.uk> wrote:
> Pretty much all I hear from US sources re Jeep engines is that (a) you
> don't want a GC with a V8, if you must have one get the 4.0 as it's
It also seems to work better with LPG than the 4.7.
> and (b) you really don't want a GC, if you must get a
> Cherokee, too many niggling issues with the GC.
True, but they are minor, cheap to fix for anyone handy with tools.
Spares are slightly cheaper than Ford which is a bonus for me. OTOH the
Ford has used damned few spares in its life. One reason for getting
another 4x4 now is that the Ford needs two front wheel bearings and I
don't want to pay a grease monkey to do the work. I'm actually going to
do the entire front end - while I'm at it. Differential bearings, front
hubs and probably put performance disks on because brake fade is an
issue crossing the mountains.
The shock has been insurance. I've got a multi-car insurance policy with
365 days use abroad so `I can drive to Italy and leave the car there for
a year at a time. The policy cost less for two cars than it does to
insure the Ford for 90 days use abroad.
From: Steve Firth on 16 Apr 2010 13:35
Fraser Johnston <ftrust(a)iinet.net.au> wrote:
> I guess you could of
"have", you're welcome.
> done worse and bought a Range Rover. But that's not saying much. On a
> first name basis with your local Jeep dealer yet?
I don't intend to be.