Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (ZJ) – 318ci 5.2L V8
Last update: August 29, 2007
This Jeep was originally purchased in late 1995 from Russ Darrow Chrysler/Jeep
in Cedarburg, WI. It includes Limited Package #28K with every available
option except Selec-trac transfer case, and engine block heater.. Its
sticker price was $36,055. I am the second owner.
Modifications & Maintenance
vehicle used with 159,xxx miles on odometer
10w30 - Unknown Filter (Done @ Arizona Auto Care Center)
25% window-tint on driver and passenger side door
again won't not hold oil pressure at hot idle. Changed oil to
TB, fuel tank, and crankcase.
pressure still dropping off at hot idle, temperature gauge running above
222.5 with A/C. Need more accurate gauges to determine next course
crankcase and gas tank
Change (Super Tech 20w50)
up door hinges, hood hinges, gas tank door, etc, with aircraft grease.
transmission fluid flushed and refilled
engine compartment with gunk engine degreaser, and CD2 engine detailer.
drivers side sway bar link is broken.. awaiting repair.
electric fan wasn't running at full speed, discovered DCC unit was was
hooked to low speed wire. Changed to high speed.
full chassis lube.
rear differential fluid (by removing cover,) replaced with Valvoline
Synthetic blend 85w140 (ODO @ 171050 mi)
front differential fluid (through drain hole,) replaced with Valvoline
Synthetic blend 80w90
& refilled transfer case fluid (Coastal Dex/Merc III) (ODO @ 171680
and replaced battery
manual fan switch & indicator lamp to DCC unit. (
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entire writeup.) Replaced
February 2006 :
Sony deck, replaced with factory deck (swapped Sony deck to our new
home made PCV air/oil separator
change (SuperTech 20w50) / Filter change (SuperTech PH16)
month oil pressure issue revisit:
Since switching to 20w50, I have not had any issues with oil pressure dropping
off at hot idle. Must be worn bearings in the lower end.
spark plugs (Motorcraft) @ 172800 mi
spark plug wires (Duralast)
and refilled rear differential fluid with full synthetic 75w140 (SuperTech
brand.) ODO @ 172901 mi.
change (SuperTech 20w50) / Filter change (Motorcraft FL-300)
thermostat (Duralast 180*)
coolant system/radiator/overflow tank, refilled with Havoline Coolant
Redline Water Wetter to coolant system
swaybar end links with OEM replacements (without balljoint)
home-made quick disconnects to swaybar end links
change (SuperTech 20w50) / Filter Change (Motorcraft FL-300)
muffler (cracked) with Summit Racing Turbo muffler
custom swaybar end link hardware with normal hardware. 2 1/2"
hex bolts, hex nuts, and washers.
rear hatch gas shocks
upstream oxygen sensor with Mopar part (Had P0133 code)
driver side front axle shaft and wheel bearing/hub assembly
passenger side front axle shaft and wheel bearing/hub assembly
drivers door lock actuator
starter (Bosch from Pep Boys)
battery (Duralast Gold)
fuel filter (Wix 33316)
oil (Pennzoil Platinum 15w50) / filter (
Auto-RX engine treatment (@ 179,220 miles)
Drained/refilled rear differential fluid with
Royal Purple 75w140 (179,602 miles) ·
power steering cooler (Export GC option)
power steering fluid