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Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by MiniMental » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:57 pm

As title really. I’m in search of a cheap Cherokee XJ 2.5 TD Manual if anybody has or knows of one that’s going? Project. Didn’t need to have MOT but the less rust and closer to Swindon the better. Let me know.


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Re: Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by ray112 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:43 pm

Isn't that engine one big problem? At least feedback never been good about them. My mate had 2004 years grand Cherokee which is next generation I believe, and that car was spending more time in garage on ramps then driving somewhere. Engine was fine ( it's mercedes diesel engine used in them) but transmission issues and front/rear differential problems felt like never ending. He was more than happy after getting rid of it.

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Re: Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by MiniMental » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Nah. It’s not gonna be a daily. I want it to tear apart, throw a lift kit and winch bumpers on, built axles etc They’re just as good as a landrover according the the offroad reviews. I don’t wanna shell out on a defender and don’t like the disco. The engine has coolant issues if not regularly changed, but that’s about it. Can be stripped down in half hour. Pushrod valve actuation and separate heads/cylinder. Nice and simple.


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Re: Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by gtijames » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Nice and simple unless you have to take the heads off it's not a easy job that's for sure! Same gasket and bolts means heads can't be skimmed.
Don't think lifts are that easy either.
I'm a little bias but discos are cool, cheap to repair too

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Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by MiniMental » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:28 pm

gtijames wrote:Nice and simple unless you have to take the heads off it's not a easy job that's for sure! Same gasket and bolts means heads can't be skimmed.
Don't think lifts are that easy either.
I'm a little bias but discos are cool, cheap to repair too
Lifts take a couple hours an axle bud. Certainly not difficult from what I’ve seen. No different to landrover platform in principle. Still Live axles. Leaf sprung rear which I’ll convert to coils and four control arms on the front with coils.

Regards to heads being difficult, I own a B5 S4... half of the underbonnet work is engine/trans out, the 2.5 VM41B is ridiculously laughably simple in comparison. The disco is far to big and bulky for what I want. I’ve been around them, I just don’t really like them tbh bud.

This turned into a pros and cons post quickly. I only wanted to know if anybody knew of any for sale


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Re: Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by gtijames » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:39 pm

Well hope you get something sorted and we will have to go out :D

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Re: Wanted: Pre-1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5D Manual

Post by MiniMental » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:41 pm

gtijames wrote:Well hope you get something sorted and we will have to go out :D
Now this sounds like a plan sir! If you and Ray are actually correct, hope you have a strong tow hitch. hehe.


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