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post #1 of 6 Old 02-12-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Need some advice

Looking at a 2000 Jeep Cherokee with 140,000 miles on it. Looks good overall, all maintenance records back to 2003, 2nd owner, has the inline 6. Needs an A/C coil but other than that owner says it's mechanically sound. He's asking $3600 which seems fair based on KBB but I'll start lower.

Anyway, been out of the Jeep ownership for about 6 years, anything I should be aware of or concerned about? Any input would be a great help.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-12-2012, 07:58 PM
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I too recently bought a 2000, so a search on "0331" head problems is in order, they tend to crack and sometimes the crack is visible looking into the oil fill cap. Apparently this only happens to 2000 and 2001 years. Rear main seal will leak sooner or later. Rust is an issue on the frame rails if it lives on the right coast
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-12-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply, I'll look into it.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-13-2012, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Wow! After doing extensive research on the "0331" problem I'm not sure I want to purchase this one now. However I have one more question:

Is there anyway to prevent this from happening?
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-13-2012, 08:04 AM
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A preemptive strike, get an aftermarket head on before the original has a chance to crack, thats what I am going to do.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-14-2012, 02:19 PM
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I just keep mine serviced and don't worry about. But I would make sure it is not already cracked. We have guys on here running 0331 in the desert. If 1 in 4 crack that's 3 of 4 that don't.

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