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My God people
Can we save this thread for people who are actually having experiences with the 2.0 turbo? I'm interested in what people that are driving them have to say, there are plenty of other threads about the hypothetical validity/usefulness/downfalls etc.. In other places.
I guess I can answer my own question at this point...





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You should go buy a lotto ticket.

Every single one I've seen since 1988 has leaked at the head gasket and many times also the oil filter mount and various other places. There are articles all over the web about the various places the 4.0 leaks from and fixes for some of them.

The cracked heads were common on WJs. The TJ had a slightly different spec.
OK, I see, all four of these were just "luck-o-the-draw" flukes.
I would suggest, it's probably something more quantifiable like, proper maintenance and care for all of them.
 

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OK, I see, all four of these were just "luck-o-the-draw" flukes.
I would suggest, it's probably something more quantifiable like, proper maintenance and care for all of them.
How should I properly maintain my rear main seal? It was leaking on my TJ, got it replaced when the clutch went, started leaking 10k mi later...

Not sure what kind of "proper maintenance" will stop a seal from going in 10k miles.

Same goes for my valve cover gasket. The TJ doesn't leak enough to leave spots anywhere, but the whole back of the engine is definitely coated in oil.
 

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How should I properly maintain my rear main seal? It was leaking on my TJ, got it replaced when the clutch went, started leaking 10k mi later...

Not sure what kind of "proper maintenance" will stop a seal from going in 10k miles.

Same goes for my valve cover gasket. The TJ doesn't leak enough to leave spots anywhere, but the whole back of the engine is definitely coated in oil.
Was this vehicle purchased by you brand new? Sounds more like a warranty issue rather than a maintenance one, if this happened within 10K miles.
 

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Was this vehicle purchased by you brand new? Sounds like a warranty issue if this happened within 10K miles.
Nope, bought it at 62k with it already leaking (but not very much). Replaced the RMS and clutch at 72k, was leaking again by 82k. Almost every 4.0L I see has the bellhousing wet with oil.
 

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Would be the week that we buy a 3.6 that the turbos start coming out...
I'd stick with the 3.6. It'll be much more responsive for around town driving as the 2.0's torque doesn't come in til 3k rpm. That will be laggy in city driving.

Juuuust my two cents though.
 

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And... a big point that everybody is missing is that they are assuming the EPA window sticker numbers for the 2.0L turbo are accurate, which they have proven not to be on just about every other similar engine sold by competitors. So it is highly likely that in the real world, the actual MPGs on the 2.0L will be spot on what the numbers are for the 3.6L, which will push the 2.0L option further into the expensive category.

Sure, but EPA number vs EPA number is way better than "I get XX mpg" and comparing that to some other driver in another part of the country. The EPA number is not a mpg guarantee.
 

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...Its the fact that they took an iconic vehicle of the 80's and 90's, AKA, the Renegade, a perfectly good V8 with a ton of power/torque, and made it into a 4 cylinder piece of shit.

Ok, my rant is over.

Have a good one y'all!
I really think you should drive both vehicles back-to-back and let us know if you still hold the same opinion. I know where my money would be on that bet.
 

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I'd stick with the 3.6. It'll be much more responsive for around town driving as the 2.0's torque doesn't come in til 3k rpm. That will be laggy in city driving.

Juuuust my two cents though.

No, no, no.
The 3K RPM is it's Peak Torque. Peak Torque for the V6 is at 4,800 RPM....plus the 2.0L has the eTorque. Adds 70 lb/ft at 1 to 1500 RPM.
 

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No, no, no.
The 3K RPM is it's Peak Torque. Peak Torque for the V6 is at 4,800 RPM....plus the 2.0L has the eTorque. Adds 70 lb/ft at 1 to 1500 RPM.
Well the 3.6 will have eTorque for the 19’s which will close the gap even more.

Still waiting for some good real world reviews of the 2.0 though.
 

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WHAT A WASTE of time reading this thread!
Turbo bashers always take over our threads - Stay on the 3.6 thread!
That being said, I will give a real world review in a couple of weeks when mine arrives.
 

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How should I properly maintain my rear main seal? It was leaking on my TJ, got it replaced when the clutch went, started leaking 10k mi later...

Not sure what kind of "proper maintenance" will stop a seal from going in 10k miles.

Same goes for my valve cover gasket. The TJ doesn't leak enough to leave spots anywhere, but the whole back of the engine is definitely coated in oil.
Hahaha....my old TJ engine looked like it was dipped in oil.
 

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