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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Bout to buy a 5.9.Common things to look out for?

Found a stone white niner for a $1000 and need to know what common problems would I run into?It has 189xxx miles and runs great.

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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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The usual ZJ stuff. I don't think there many problems that are specific to niners other than the efan. Check out my build thread if you want to see a high mileage niner with every problem in the book haha.

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Unread 02-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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The usual ZJ stuff. I don't think there many problems that are specific to niners other than the efan. Check out my build thread if you want to see a high mileage niner with every problem in the book haha.

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You sure did alot to your demon and to me it's worth it.I hope I can restore mine with it needing climate control panel,dash pieces,and a good cleaning inside and out.
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You might want to check out thespeedfreaks.net. It's a forum that's pretty much 5.9 specific. Lots of good information there. Lots of people that know way more than me, too.

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Unread 02-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #5
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Ok thanks!I will do that and I hope you get yours the way you want it.
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Make sure you got oil pressure when engines warmed up at idle haha. I bought mine and didn't notice this issue until I got to my house! Replaced pump and same issue verified with mech gauge but its not a common problem just make sure to check everything because you don't know how the PO maintained it. But I have no problem yankin the engine for a rebuild
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Unread 02-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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Make sure you got oil pressure when engines warmed up at idle haha. I bought mine and didn't notice this issue until I got to my house! Replaced pump and same issue verified with mech gauge but its not a common problem just make sure to check everything because you don't know how the PO maintained it. But I have no problem yankin the engine for a rebuild
Gotcha.Thanks!
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