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Hello I am from North Idaho and bought a 2005 Liberty CRD. I is really good shape two previous owners but got it from a local car lot. I ran the Carfax and it says at 103k it was serviced at the dealer. I am thinking they did the 100k TB, WP etc. at least I am hoping! I will know tomorrow when I talk to to the dealer who did the service(I think they can tell me?). I added the rack and new tires. My plan is to ensure it is ready to go mechanically. I ordered an ARB bumper to hold the winch that is all that is planned for this year. Then next year I will decide if I am going to lift it, but I do want to do the EGR delete for sure. This will be my second Jeep, I had a 1997 Grand Cherokee. I knew nothing about this CRD motor but since i bought this every Jeep person I know likes it. Looking forward to learning here and taking my Jeep out to do Jeep things.
 

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Welcome...nice looking Jeep!
I have a May 2002 RHD 2.5 L CRD which is the best vehicle I have ever had!

My Jeep has a fixed-vane Turbo and has a different EGR to yours...very easy to over-ride the EGR on my Jeep but I am not so sure how easy it is for you in the States nowadays to delete the EGR...lots of Members here will be able to advise you!

I have 193,000 Kms on my Jeep and have had no Turbo issues at all....I always let the Turbo Spool down and cool off properly after any long drives!

Had one of the Turbo hoses develop a split which I taped up and replaced with a New Mopar one....in the States you can get nice Silicone hoses for the Turbo!

Make sure you always use the correct HOAT antifreeze in the coolant!

You can download the 2005 Jeep KJ Service Manuals here:

www.colorado4wheel.com/manuals/Jeep/KJ/
 

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Thank you Bill and thank you for the link. My KJ has 131k on it and first thing I did was get the correct coolant and oil for the garage. T
 

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Welcome to the forums as well.
Nice Jeep!
Lift= ARB & winch is very heavy so you will need OME 790s for CRD, rated at 500lbs & OME 948 for rear springs.
 

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Welcome! There doesn't seem to be many of us upgrading our kj's here in Idaho, good to see another.
 

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Welcome to the forums as well.
Nice Jeep!
Lift= ARB & winch is very heavy so you will need OME 790s for CRD, rated at 500lbs & OME 948 for rear springs.
Thank you very much for the information
 

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Hello I am from North Idaho and bought a 2005 Liberty CRD. I is really good shape two previous owners but got it from a local car lot. I ran the Carfax and it says at 103k it was serviced at the dealer. I am thinking they did the 100k TB, WP etc. at least I am hoping! I will know tomorrow when I talk to to the dealer who did the service(I think they can tell me?). I added the rack and new tires. My plan is to ensure it is ready to go mechanically. I ordered an ARB bumper to hold the winch that is all that is planned for this year. Then next year I will decide if I am going to lift it, but I do want to do the EGR delete for sure. This will be my second Jeep, I had a 1997 Grand Cherokee. I knew nothing about this CRD motor but since i bought this every Jeep person I know likes it. Looking forward to learning here and taking my Jeep out to do Jeep things.
What's the virtue in EGR delete? 2006 CRD here in Portland.
 

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Hello welro, Welcome to the family. Looks like my libby will have a twin up north. I installed the arb bumper and a warn m8000 a couple of years ago. I installed the Monroe strut assemblies from RA for diesels along with new ball joints and upper and lower control arms. Aligned the front end and haven't had any problems. Good luck with your install. If you can't find proof that its been already done, I would highly recommend that you change the timing belt. ID parts sells the complete kit.,
Have fun.
 

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