to buy or not?
I hope this is the right forum. ..
To preface I have kind of always wanted a wrangler... For no reason really but just because lol. Well I was looking over Craigslist where I saw a 95 for sale fairly cheap. I haven't seen pictures yet because he's supposed to send them Tomorrow.
I wanted to get further opinions on what experts such as this forum may think about it.
Here is his add
Red 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ. 2.5L 4 cylinder engine, distributor needs to be timed. Ran well months ago, finished repairing and forgot to time it. Looking for $1500 cash or a trade for a working, reliable vehicle. Cannot afford to keep taking care of it. Very nice tires, everything functions but will not ignite until distributor is timed. Exterior and interior in okay condition, no pics because I'm not near it now. Text for pictures
And here is some of our conversation
Hi, thanks! I'm not home tonight but will get some pics to you tomorrow with more info if you're interested. Several people inquiring but I will definitely call
Me: That sounds good. Is the body and interior in decent shape. Also, what all did u replace
Him:Yeah, they are both in okay condition. Seats are cracking but its not gross. I have replaced the piston rings, rod bearings, radiator, hoses, freeze plugs, steering column, speakers, and lights in the last year or so. Was working until a couple months ago when the bearings went out because I didn't seal the valve cover correctly.
So you tore it down to replace the bearings and didnt set the timing? What all would have to be done tk make it run
After that it *should* run
It has 190k on it.
Also Note... I just don't want a headache. My mechanic knowledge is limited but My brother builds race cars and can certainly help as v long as he has time.