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Disclaimer: The following is solely based on personal effort and opinion based on some slight reading, research on Jeep –related forums and advice from other XJ owners.
Readers are free to comment, add, modify, challenge as they see fit.
Jeep XJs are renowned for their tendency to overheat, this presents a serious problem for XJ owners who use their cars for offroading activities.
Overheating could result in a number of negative, if not disastrous, effects for a typical XJ, of which are:
1. Cylinder head damage
2. Engine block damage
3. Transmission box damage
Biking is not that common in Egypt among adults, but sure it's booming. That's why some experienced bikers decided to write this page. To save time and help promote the idea to a wider audience in the Club of SaharaSafaris and beyond.
Jeep is the first offroad vehicle ever built and was first introudced by americans as a military light vehicle as first 4x4. Now the brand is the most established name anywhere in the world for a 4x4. It makes the native name in many languages including Egyptian "Jebb" for any 4x4.
The Oasis of Baharia is the closest to Cairo and largest of all Western Desert oases in Egypt (Arabic: el-Wa7at el-Baharia الواحات البحرية).
Along with Siwa Oasis, elBaharia is the capital of Safari services providers to Western Desert and is considered the last station of Gas and Food and Water rations before most medium-ranged safaris to the Sahara.
Maintaining a 4x4 is more important than for a sedan city car. In the outdoors and away from the pavement, help is costly and sometimes totally inaccessible. There are several sources to help maintaining your 4x4 apart from normal common knowledge of cars and mechanics.
Jeep Cherokee XJ (assembled in Egypt during 1995-2001) is one of the most common 4x4s in Egypt.
Download the Owners Manual of Cherokee XJ here: