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Unread 05-31-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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2001 Cherokee Sport 4.0 I6

Hey all, I just took a 2001 Cherokee Sport for a test spin and looked it over but I had some questions about what I saw. It has 121k+ on the ticker and runs/idles well and is completely stock - never been wheeled. There was some sludgy build up just inside the oil fill cap. Has a check engine light that stays on (he was told it has to do with the battery outside temp sensor?). Has to have coolant added every week or two and he doesn't have anything in the oil, doesn't cook off white smoke from the exhaust - he doesn't know where the coolant goes he just knows it goes away. I'm not as familiar with lookin under a rig with 121+K miles (although I ran an S-10 to around 135k and it was pretty clean underneath) so the grimy, greasy build up by the pinion on rear diff and leaky, seapy under the motor seems bad to me - but for all I know it is just what happens.

He's asking $2900 OBO and I said 2500 pending a second set of eyes on it. I know it's a machine and machines are somewhat unpredictable but I was just wanting to pick poeples brains to see if they recognize any red flags. My intentions for this rig would be a streetable trail rig (mostly a toy) that I would build up for wheelin. I just don't wanna sink a couple g's on a Jeep that is gonna blow up or cost me $'s mechanically before I can "build" it.

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Unread 05-31-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Only red flag for me is the loss of coolant from an unknown location. The 2000 and 2001 XJ's have the 0331 head, many of which have a cracking issue if they are ever overheated. This would be my main concern.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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2500 isn't bad for a newer XJ like that. The issues you mention worry me, but the price is well below what I would think a 2001 would go for. With that said, that might be a huge sign of a underlying problem. Or you found yourself a good deal. I know I am not really giving you an answer here. Sorry, but I would have to see the Jeep in question personally before I could really speak one way or the other.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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Take it for another test drive. If oil pressure drops when its warmed up, feel confident it had the cracked head. It will drop very low at idle, after reaching full temp.

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