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Unread 03-25-2012, 11:15 PM   #31
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Holy crap man, sounds like you are having a bad time.
And I thought trying to install a bigger alternator and route a serpentine belt in the dark was bad...

So much for my "you should be in shape for a good trip" post.

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Unread 03-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #32
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I just drove from south Fl to Parkersburg Wv in my 95 xj. It did amazing even with a slight rod knock in the bottom end. It has 259,563 miles on it now the trip was about 1000 miles. I just stopped every now and then and let it "relax" just keep an eye on temp and oil pressure and you should be just fine.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:30 PM   #33
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Wow, I was planning on picking up another cherokee when im in Florida. Youre experience has made me nervous.

Sounds like a bad time.
It was, but don't be nervous. I still stand behind mine 100 percent. She got us there an back in one piece. I have only had this XJ for 6000 miles and it was extremely neglected. I was actually able to get her up on a rack the other day and she is leaking everywhere. Axles, Engine, Tanny, Xcase... just a beat up old rusty Jeep! But I love her.

Florida doesn't have a lot of rusted out vehicles either as they don't salt there roads. Obviously.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #34
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I just drove from south Fl to Parkersburg Wv in my 95 xj. It did amazing even with a slight rod knock in the bottom end. It has 259,563 miles on it now the trip was about 1000 miles. I just stopped every now and then and let it "relax" just keep an eye on temp and oil pressure and you should be just fine.
Yeah, the way down there was non-stop 75 mph or better. she didn't like that. the way back was a lot smoother!
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #35
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Holy crap man, sounds like you are having a bad time.
And I thought trying to install a bigger alternator and route a serpentine belt in the dark was bad...

So much for my "you should be in shape for a good trip" post.
It's okay man, you gave your best guess via information I gave you over the internet LOL. And routing a belt in the dark I can only imagine.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:59 PM   #36
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Dang that's crazy! I'd be real upset about problems like that. Makes me a little nervous about my recently purchased Jeep that had some pretty old nasty oil in it. I have to wonder how the rest of the Jeep was maintained. Is yours all fixed now?
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Unread 03-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #37
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Dang that's crazy! I'd be real upset about problems like that. Makes me a little nervous about my recently purchased Jeep that had some pretty old nasty oil in it. I have to wonder how the rest of the Jeep was maintained. Is yours all fixed now?
Honestly man, I don't think my Jeep will ever be ALL fixed But, she is drive-able. I stopped at the hardware store and got a nut for the sway bar end link already. The exhaust was a 4 dollar fix. Bought some tape from the Zone and my buddy had a 2 1/4" clamp laying in his garage brand new. Performance part too not that it matters. The big oil leak and tranny leak as well as the CTS were all fixed Florida. She's still a leaky ol' 4.0 though. I'm waiting until I have the cash for new springs before I do the rear shocks. And before that I should probably address the MAP sensor that keeps shorting out. I've been taking it easy on her and getting rides to work with the g/f (work at the same place, with similar shifts).

Here is a list of what I still need for this old lady;

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/m...-list-1303274/

I haven't updated it in forever, lack of pictures is the big reason. But I may do that in a hour or two. My buddy STILL hasn't emailed me my pictures! GRRR

Two people now have have stated their apprehensions about buying an XJ, or a recently purchased XJ. All I can say is, do your research on the specific vehicle. I know one thing, I won't buy another car from a lot without a Carfax. Ever. Jeeps are LEGENDARY vehicles but even Nimitz class carriers rust out and will eventually need no-so-routine maintenance. Good luck and happy huntin'!
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