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Hey guys looking at buying a JKU CRD off a friend of a friend, it has a full service history and is roughly around 150k km's it is an auto and just had new injectors put in, 4 inch lift and 35's yet it has hardly seen any offroad tracks. He is looking for 20k but I think that is a little much for the km's.

Was wondering what to look out for?
I have owned a 3.8L JK before but never the CRD and honestly a little worried, how are they reliability wise?

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Check to make sure gbox is in good condition and not been overheated. They don't like bigger tyres or being made to work.

Ideally it would have a aftermarket trans cooler. If not make sure you get one then the trans is pretty much bullet proof after that.

They like to blow or split turbo hoses, ideally it would have new silicone hoses fitted, or a catch can, or even better both.

Otherwise if well maintained with timing belt changed, serpentine belt and tensioner changed, and regular oil and filter changes then should be all good.

Going from a 3.8 to crd you'll love it.
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What year is it?
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I think it is 2008 or 2009
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I heard that the gearbox is a common issue. Check also the turbo pipes.
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thanks for the info back guys
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with that much km and the early engine. I would save a little more and get a 2012+ 3.6
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any info as to why midnight? I herd the CRD are better on fuel and better offroad than the 3.6L? thank you for your info
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any info as to why midnight? I herd the CRD are better on fuel and better offroad than the 3.6L? thank you for your info
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