January 5, 2008You all know something, being a 4.0 guy for my previous jeeps, I was very suspicious of the new v6. Took it for a test drive, felt like a hp happy v6 vs the torque monster inline, but it wasn't something i couldn't overcome. Then i popped the hood. If you have a socket set, there isn't a damn thing a guy couldn't replace on there with minimal difficulty, sans the EGR valve. Any other mechanics take a look at the 3.8 and realize that this may be the first new engine setup in a long time that was designed with a mechanic in mind? even a good tranny flush isnt too hard, just the same as a liberty with less crap in the way. all and all, im liking the fact i wont be spending any money on labor in the near future, and im going to take chrysler to the cleaners on that powertrain warrenty lol.
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January 6, 2008The 3.8L has been around alot longer then most people realize(1988 minivans). The biggest problem with the JKs is all the electronics(I'm a dealership tech).
January 7, 2008No electronics yet (knocking on wood) and while you are correct, it has been around for a bit, never has it been placed in such a mechanic friendly setup.
Those minivans were a monstrosity mechanically speaking (actually, all of them were/are)