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Old 07-07-2018, 11:32 AM   #71
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It's been about 3 months and I couldn't be happier. Everything is holding up fine. Highway speeds are easily maintained. No overheating issues. Minor repairs as things loosened up a bit but nothing serious. Mileage is not great, 12-14 most days but it's running very rich and needs some adjusting.


Overall, best money I've spent on the rover. I can hop in it, turn the key and go. I don't have to check to see how big the puddle is underneath it before I leave the garage or carry a milk crate with extra fluids with me. I would feel completely comfortable driving this thing to Florida. Spares are everywhere so no need to carry too much. I think I carry a fan belt and some hose clamps currently which is much better than the crate I had for my 2.5na.


Shifting is much smoother now that I've learned what it likes and things have broken in. No issues there.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:09 PM   #72
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Great to hear...congrats!


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Old 09-25-2018, 11:19 AM   #73
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I drove the truck 260 miles to Portland and back. On the way I had a plug wire go bad but was able to roll into a local auto parts store and pick up a new one. Took about 15 minutes.


I was getting about 16 MPG on the highway and that's not great but again, this wasn't about MPG. Cruises at 80 without a problem but prefers 65-70.


Overall, still happy with the swap!
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Who made those sliders?
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:14 PM   #75
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Who made those sliders?
Buddy down the road. We have two huge refineries up here so you can?t throw a rock without hitting a good fabricator.
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I sold mine for $1200 or as people on the other forum pointed out, I sold the tranny and transfer case and threw the engine in for free!

Actually, I put it on eBay with a starting bid of $500. At the time there was a completely rebuilt 19J on eBay for a $5k BIN!!! It got a dozen bids and the winner also wanted the radiator, air cleaner, engine mounts and any other component I could unbolt or cut off the frame. Here is the video I posted in the ad. Good luck!

https://youtu.be/bl-PX-gsQmA
That 19j has been on eBay for at least 3 years. The one with some "small crack in something that doesn't affect anything". I guess we can all dream, but it would take a newborn sucker to buy that thing IMHO.
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