well as per my first post, i finally made a deal today for the 5.9 i was talking about, and the deal is even sweeter.
its a slate gray 5.9 with 166k miles. that was all i initially knew. the owners father was selling it for him, and it just so happened that the owner was home from maryland visiting today when i went to make a deal for it. here is what it has done:
brand new tires
brand new brakes
swapped out trans (only has 60k on it)
242 transfer case swap
CV joints swapped out with U joints
higher output alternator from a police interceptor 5.9 durango
new rear hatch struts
ported throttle body
and a couple other odds and ends that i cant think of right now
EDIT: forgot to add, ECU retuned to run on 87octane
i cannot wait to pick it up on monday. the thing feels rock solid and runs and drives like a dreaml. i was actually really impressed with how it rode and felt for a car with 166k on it! and the best part: i got it for $2400.
Last edited by billyblooshoes; 03-30-2013 at 07:54 AM..
Post pics when you get it.. I want to see it... Not too bad on the price either... Hows the leather holding out and the headliner and paint ? PA what about rust underneeth ?
will surely post pics. the leather inside is in pretty darn good shape considering the age and miles. headliner is good. paint is in fair condition. the hood louvers are peeeling and flaking, and the recessed area where the license plate sits on the rear hatch has a small amount of peeling, but i am going to fix those as i have access to a paint gun setup. as far as rust underneath, its got a normal amount i would say. small amounts on the shocks, underbody, frame etc.
here are a couple pictures i took real quick last week when i first went to check it out.
Great find!! Got mine about 2 weeks ago with 137,500 for $4000.
I absolutely love it...I have a lot to do to it (brakes, shocks, tune up (Kolak ignition package), tires, and front driveshaft), but it drives great, and still has a lot of power. Sounds like you don't have much to do to yours but enjoy it! Your gonna love it! Out of 2 WJ's (Limited and Overland) and 2 XJ's...this is by far my favorite Jeep!
2004 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L
General Grabber AT2's 255/65/17
1" Addco rear sway bar
Is there an easy way to find out, other than putting in 87 and seeing if it pings?
There will be a sticker possibly on the PCM or on the top radiator shroud that will say "authorized software program update" or something. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...-flash-929321/
Also it won't ping if you put 87 or 91 octane in. That only works in reverse. It may ping if you are supposed to run 91-93 and put 87 in it not reverse. That is because of the higher compression and timing advance from the performance computer. If you have a properly running motor and the plenum gasket has been repaired then it should not ping. All octane is is a measurement of resistance to detonation. Lower octane detonates easier than higher octane. You can use lower octane at higher altitudes in a motor that requires high octane since there is less oxygen at higher altitudes.