Just bought my first Jeep (UK)
Hi everyone, I had a 1999 Diesel Suburban for 5 years but sold that in 2013.
Have just bought my first Jeep, a 2007 Commander 3.0 CRD with just 60,000 miles on the clock.
I made an 850 mile round trip to buy it and it drove very smoothly.
According to the service book and previous owner it had an oil & oil filter & air filter change just 1,000 miles previously.
Air filter looks brand new but to be safe I intend to change the engine oil & oil filter again to make sure it has correct C3 5W/30 Oil protecting the motor.
Being a 60,000 miler now, I am planning on changing transfer box NV245 Fluid, Automatic Transmission fluid, filter & gasket and the front & rear differential oils and friction additive.
Best to be on the safe side as I plan to keep this Commander for a good few years.
Is it best to remove the rear Diff cover rather than just suctioning the old oil out? I guess just another hour's labour time?
Also when changing the Serpentine Belt, what about the kits that have a belt tensioner and 2 pulley wheels in the set. Would you advise me to change those or just inspect them first when I remove the belt?
The existing belt appears to run quite smoothly, but I had one strip on my Suburban and got stranded before, so just taking precautions.
Sorry for a long first post but hope you don't mind