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Unread 12-23-2011, 09:19 AM   #16
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how long has it sat with water in the motor? was it running when it was flooded? lots of variables. i used to treat my fourwheeler like a submarine. drained water out of cylinders many times always ran fine after. lots of oil changes

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Unread 12-23-2011, 10:56 AM   #17
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First thing you might want to try is remove all the plugs, drain the oil, and flush out as much water as possible. Will it crank over without the plugs in?

Do that first then see if it has compression. If it does, throw it back together and see if it fires up...
All about that unibody life.
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Unread 12-23-2011, 12:04 PM   #18
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I agree with others 500.00 to maybe 1000.00.

If the owner does not agree to that move on. There are lots of used jeeps out there
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Unread 12-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #19
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I have rebuilt a number of wrecks in my day to get a nice ride at a low price. You couldn't pay me however to take one that had been submerged. Having worked in the auto repair business my whole life and seen the problems flood cars have...no thanks.
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Unread 12-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #20
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A co-worker scrambled the engine on his TJ, and put an ad for it on Craigslist. People started emailing him immediately even though he told them that the Jeep had not even been dropped off by the tow truck yet. Some guy called him from 1.5 hr away and said he'd come up anyhow... showed up with cash and his own tow truck. I think it went for about 2800.

Point is, people were still emailing him, some angry that he had let this guy get it. A good TJ still has value even with a blown engine.
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