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    This engine has been out there for a couple years despite the 2012 introduction to the JK Wrangler, are there any initial issues connected to this power train? What is the overall consensus? Any specific items to keep an eye on?
    Current: 2012 JK Rubicon Past: 1977 CJ-5,
    1979 CJ-7 Golden Eagle and 1986 CJ-7
    Off-Roading Experience
    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.

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    Here are a few links talking about the 3.6 Pentastar. As you can see in the third link though, you can't judge reliability simply on the basis of length of time on the market as the motor is tuned differently for different applications.

    Unfortunately I can't give any first hand information on the engine as mine has the 3.8.

    http://www.allpar.com/mopar/phoenix-engines.html

    http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php...0-best-engines

    http://www.allpar.com/forums/index.p...orque-ratings/

    http://www.allpar.com/forums/index.p...se-cold-start/

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    • #3
      interesting that you would link my own post.


      ironic that it hasn't done it since i posted that.
      approaching 7,000 miles. no further issue out of the engine. i'm very happy with it and would trust buying another one. its a power house in the heavy Journey.
      '07 Unlimited Rubicon, 2015 Ram 1500 Crew, '73 Super Beetle, '08 KLR650, '07 Suxuki GZ250 (wife)
      a '73 CJ5 i used to own , Find your State Laws

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies.

        My worries are based in that I typically choose to purchase vehicles once they are proven rather than taking my chances of getting something with major inherent problems (think of the Cadillac 4.1L and wasn't it Chrysler that had the 3.0 that was terrible a decade ago?). I really miss the straight six that Jeeps had for so many years.
        Current: 2012 JK Rubicon Past: 1977 CJ-5,
        1979 CJ-7 Golden Eagle and 1986 CJ-7
        Off-Roading Experience
        Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.

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