Well no, that's actually a lie. My first Jeep I had back in 96-97 and it was a CJ. oh, but it was made by Fisher-Price.
Since I have no home internet other than my phone, and my files are too big for the mobile app... you'll just have to imagine things while I upload from work.
Just picked up a 5.9 with 172k on the clock. not the cleanest but not too bad for it's age. Slate and pretty much stock except for what looks like a 2" BB and slightly bigger tires. Interior is immaculate.
It has its problems though:
- blower module is missing and the connector melted. some moron used wiring caps and ran the motor direct to power. ordered a used module just now off ebay (no luck anywhere else) hopefully it doesn't get cold again!
-Passenger front window seems to have fallen off track. broken clips I bet. it stays up for now though haha.
-249 is crap... anyone surprised? hah.
- Idle quality doesn't seem the best. it had autolite 5224's installed. I replaced with NGK 2262's and gapped to .040". ran it on the motorvac and sprayed the decarb though the TB and brake booster hose. Runs significantly better, but has that occasional slight miss that rocks the truck just enough to bug me. Is that just how this engine is? I'm used to Euro V8s which are smooth. ALSO it has an MSD 6A installed along with 8.5mm wires, but with a stock coil... seems pointless, no?
-I can hear a bit of howling from the front left. Doesn't seem like bearing noise, doesn't go away when loading/unloading the bearing. Sound increases with speed, but will go away for a second right between accel. and decel. it does howl during both of those though. The other odd thing is that if I tap the brakes real quick it quiets it down just a bit as the truck dips forward. I almost suspect maybe tire noise? but I've never heard anything like it. pinion feels tight.
steering shaft has a good amount of play. tightened the over-center adjustment for now which made a huge difference but I'll probably go for a Durango box here sometime.
-the coolant sensor bad message... ugh. lol. need I say more? no. no I don't. because you have it too.
Other than that, she's not too bad! I bought this and sold my mostly problem-free 100% rust free 94 4Runner that was in absolutely perfect condition for $5k. (bought for $1800... not bad for a $3k profit!)
Plans have something to do with where I'd left off on the Yota. Rock sliders, spare tire carrier bumper etc. 3.5" (maybe 4.5") lift and the metric equivalent of 32's or 33's.