Originally Posted by Deezelweazel
So, Gents - this 1000 th post and it is finally time to say goodbye.
I got plenty of mail on how to descriptions- so I decided to write a book- this is done, and I'm not happy with it.
Inspired by GoJeep I created my own website.
A site only related to Diesel and Diesel performance.
The major difference- access is granted only on invitation and member discussion.
I did this to prevent quick and dirt cheap access to knowledge.
If you want to know stuff- you simply have to pay for it. As I did previously before you.
Performance is not free.
Being able to over 200km/h top speed did cost me a bit. If you want to be able to do the same, so you have to pay too.
Upgrading will cost you - not on new parts but on replacement of old at least 14 year old parts.
Intercooler hoses will blow up. Seals will start to leak if you try to join in the 160hp+ class.
The Vm engine is a good and reliable engine- if it fails, you simply did no maintenance- dig it!
I will read on the site, but no more writing, contact is still available via pm messages.
Congratulations on your decision to do so with your website! I'll be happy to follow you on your new endeavor on diesels although I will think twice before buying another VM on a Jeep sincerely.
Therefore, below is a reply on your "last sentence": VM49C (177HP) on the JK 2007-2009 is NOT a reliable engine" and some pictures added.
Pictures of my engine after 174.000 km.
Before the blowout I heard for 2 minutes the sexy ticking noise and reduced speed and tried to stop. Well it was not possible cause in next seconds the below pictured engine exploded and I loose the control of the vehicle. Luckily we were on a side road with not traffic and I was able to stop the JK safely. It was a f..ing LUCK! Apologies to the audience for being so lucky tough
This VM49C 2008 engine came from my 2009 JKU and was maintained from 0 km by me by the book - every 10k km.
. No compromises whatsoever were made if it came to original filters, liquids, etc.
Regarding engine oil currently I use only RedLine I trust no more Mobil1
(counterfeited unfortunately in this part of the world
So the pictures
Engine was perforated on both sides.
A crankshaft close-up:
Another sexy pictures:
Same happened also to other VM49C's installed on JK, in Europe or in South Africa at about the same mileage <200k.
Apparently the cause is a cylinder head bolt failure
) which in case of other diesel car manufacturers was recognized (e.g. M156
, more details HERE
, etc). Another suspicion is related to a broken cap bolt (part 05093889AA) of 2nd piston's connecting rod.
I thought I was not "lucky" enough but to me it seems such an engine failure happens quite often to VM49C.
The 2010 VM installed on Jeeps are upgraded and it seems at least they are more dependable hence I know yet nobody with >200km on their dash.
However I heard nobody have a say about how LEMON these VMs49C sh..ty are.
Personally I had no stomach nor a budget to spent to fight FCA about their proudly presented diesels.
I look forward to receiving your 1001 message/reply.
Cheers from Bucharest!