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Jeeeez you've been through plenty pain there

Got my timing belt & water pump done at 104,000 KMs for piece on mind
Hope you didn't go Crown on those parts as well
I ordered factory VM replacements
Since you've done more mileage ... out of interest, have you had to replace much else ?
Mines been through all the calipers with another rear one currently acting up, plus front bearings went at 120,000 Kms

111,000 miles out of your clutch
Got 86,000 miles (138,000KMs) on my JK, so maybe another 2 yrs+ to go on mine if I baby it ....
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Just wrote a huge list and somehow it disappeared

So lets try again...
Turbo hoses
Clutch slave cylinder
Clutch (as mentioned) they have to replace the DMF at the same time so I went aftermarket but its going well so far.
About to fit third set of rotors (all four)
3 draglinks.. ball joint pitman end I replaced with a quality one with grease nip so has outlasted the last two drag links.
Tie rod ends ..only replaced once so far.
Steering box was replaced under warranty for leaking.
I had to replace power steering hoses (leaking at box) with new design.
Diesel filter water detector cap.
Hand brake lever (spring broke)
Rear seat head restraints needed a fix as they got locked in the folded seat position.
Diesel tank fill pipe.. had the slow fill problem you will find on this forum.
Upper and lower front ball joints (fitted the Synergy ones so can forget them now).
About to replace the original front drive shaft UJ's.. they really are cactus now though..
Serpentine Belt.. only replaced this once so far.
All diesel injectors have been replaced at 200k (that was expensive too!)( Jeep would not start without being towed and bumped)
I have Mickey Thompson AT's (on second set now) they have been one of the best investments.
......errmmmm ..cant think of anymore right now.. but this is 10years of motoring with about 20 weekends a year offroad, on sand and some tricky bush tracks (to get to the best camping spots)...so not really complaining yet..
I know that I have a lot of replacing still to do.. particularly in the suspension area where its all starting to look a bit old.. ..like me
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"Diesel filter water detector cap."

Do you mean the water separator that holds the fuel filter ??

I've heard of a couple of reports of failure / 'melting' on these
Fuel filter on mine is due for a change so maybe get new unit that comes with Fuel filter attached

Mines a 2007 build but registered 2009 (stood on Chrysler's parking lot for 2 years before selling off cheap)

Turbo hoses still seem OK on mine still quite soft.
Will check out those power steering hoses you mentioned.
Replaced ball joints with factory mopar when I got the U-joints replaced. at around 120,000 KMs Still seemed OK after all those miles, but worth doing while it was all pulled apart.
Hotter climate conditions in Australia to UK so I guess quicker deterioration of rubber hoses etc.

Good list of stuff to watch out for as the miles increase on mine .. thanks

If there is anything you left out of your 'comprehensive' list post it up
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"Diesel filter water detector cap."

Do you mean the water separator that holds the fuel filter ??

I've heard of a couple of reports of failure / 'melting' on these
Fuel filter on mine is due for a change so maybe get new unit that comes with Fuel filter attached
I would presume Kiteman was referring to the little cap/tap on the very bottom of the fuel filter. It has a plug/sensor that attaches to it. This sensor is the 'water in fuel' sensor and when it lights up on the dash, you're supposed to stop the vehicle, unplug the sensor, and undo the tap/cap which will drain any water (and all the diesel in the fuel filter) that has collected in the 'water trap/separator' (very bottom) part of the fuel filter.

It is very common that these sensors and wiring plug get damaged and also the cap/tap as well, quite often they have been done up too tight, or dirt and mud has caked them on, or people don't undo the plug/sensor first and try to undo the tap/cap by unscrewing it and then brake the sensor etc. So that is why I would presume that is what Kiteman was referring to replacing.


The overheating/melting issues that you're referring to is to do with the heating element that is in the supply side if the fuel filter housing (what the fuel filter screws into). It heats up the fuel being supplied from the fuel tank, this is important for colder climates where the diesel may be below zero degrees.

The issue you've heard of is that because the heating element is used every time the Jeep starts (and stays on for a short while) regardless of ambient temps it can melt the fuel filter housing as it might be a 40+ degree day in our Aussie climate.. The 2012+ models have a metal fuel filter housing so it cannot be melted now. My solution to this issue on my 2009 was to disconnect the plug to the heating element so that it never turns on.
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What Turismo is saying about the filter housing/water sensor is correct.. I hadn't even touched mine and was getting intermittent water in fuel warnings on the dash so went underneath to take a look and the wiring was just about to break right where it goes into the cap... every time a splash of water got on it the warning would go off as it was shorting the sensor wiring. I don't think I have the heater on my 08..probably not fitted in the Aus market.. but saying that it still gets well below zero in lots of parts of Aus in winter!...
The Turbo hoses on the earlier (pre 10' I think) did not have silicon hoses and were notorious for splitting after a the bit of oil contamination you get inside them had eaten its way out..
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Oh BTW RTL the new steering hoses are a real bundle of fun... if/when you get to pick them up you will think "they are the wrong ones"...I did!... they are about twice the length and have to be strapped to the body cross member I have a couple of photos somewhere if your interested.. on later models there are brackets to hold the hoses but on older models you will have to be a bit imaginative with he securing method.
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Yeah if you've got a picture of how & where you fitted them, could be useful info for a hopefully distant time.

Being longer how much power steering fluid do you need to fill the system ?

Turismo07 Do you know if a new fuel filter housing for my 2007 build will be of a metal construction and come with the sensor ?
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Turismo07 Do you know if a new fuel filter housing for my 2007 build will be of a metal construction and come with the sensor ?
I am not sure TBH, and I don't know if the 2012+ metal versions are a straight swap into the earlier models. If you find out, let me know.

As I said, I just disconnected my fuel filter heater, not needed for me in Perth climate, and doesn't set off a dash light or anything so no adverse affects, and no chance of it one day melting my fuel filter housing.

If you were asking about the 'water in fuel sensor', this is a separate thing. It has its own wiring pigtail and plug, and the sensor connects to the cap/tap at the very bottom of the fuel filter (which screws into the fuel filter housing at the top). If you've ever done a service and changed your fuel filter (recommended every 10,000km at most) you will know what I am talking about.
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