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Unread 06-26-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Things you with the PO told you about your XJ/MJ

like the title says
I'll start.
1. that when the tank is filled more than half way it spews gas out the pump opening (ask how i found out)
2. that the shocks that will need to be replaced soon(3" lift stock shocks)
3. automatic oil changer(not as nice as it sounds)
4. that he did a crappy job wireing all the stuff he added
He used to build these on the assembly line... yet he puts the grill in upside down.. and does some custom vac. system upgrades
but i look at her and say she is worth all her problems

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Unread 06-26-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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He used to build these on the assembly line... yet he puts the grill in upside down..

guess his job wasnt putting the grills in eh?
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Unread 06-26-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
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1) Wish he had told me the radiator was leaking before I drove 4 hours to come see the thing (took $100 off the price and I bought a CSF)
2) Said interior was perfect but forgot to mention the cigarette burn on the headliner and another on the rear seat
3) Wish he told me someone had smoked in it previously (see #2)
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Unread 06-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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That sucks, but if the left side is in as mint condition as the right, I want it. lol Parts can be replaced but rust is forever. Looks great
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Unread 06-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Never met the PO, got it at the dealer, but i would have wish i would have known that the windows would not work right, speakers would not work right.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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So I guess that title is supposed to say "Things you wish..."

For me, that the damn thing took about a minute of attempting to crank before it would start when it was 30 degrees or colder because the fuel pump had crapped out. But fixed now . Oh yeah, and that the right rear window sometimes didn't go back up if it went too far down. When it was stuck wide open as it started raining, I might have been slightly pissed...
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Unread 06-26-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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Never met the PO, got it at the dealer, but i would have wish i would have known that the windows would not work right, speakers would not work right.
same here no big deal tho
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Unread 06-26-2008, 04:34 PM   #8
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Both were fairly easy fixes, just a PITA.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 04:57 PM   #9
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ya got mine from the dealer (well carmax) and there was some stuff wrong, ac compressor would over pressurize and crap out, leak here and there, just lights out. luckily they fixed it all, but if i got it from a private owner i would have been rather mad for the price i paid with the issues
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Unread 06-26-2008, 05:48 PM   #10
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That sucks, but if the left side is in as mint condition as the right, I want it. lol Parts can be replaced but rust is forever. Looks great
yes the body is mint. just one bondo patch from a run in with a mail box (before me) i bout an engine from another 88 mj to go in and i have an RE 4.5 lift to replace the scarry wandering suspension. but its definatley worth it i love her
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Unread 06-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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-that the engine ran strong...(forgot to mention that it only ran quiet on straight Lucas Oil Stabilizer)
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Well, I almost hate to say it but it was the other way around with me. The PO is a friend and co-worker, but not mechanically inclined at all. He was thinking that the truck needed a lot of expensive stuff, and really down-sold it. I'm having fun teasing him about how easy to fix some of the stuff that scared him was.

Broken seat mount- fixed with a hardened steel washer in a half hour.

Dead AC: $76 for a compressor shaft seal, $25 in R-134a, and a few hours of my time to R&R the compressor, take it to the rebuilder shop, and then evac/charge the system.

The radiator did have to be replaced, and the coolant looked like the inside of a used baby diaper so that was worse than I expected. Flushed really good, and its staying clean now.

After that discovery, EVERY fluid got changed. None were as bad as the coolant, but they were all due.

Annoying creak in the front suspension when backing up and turning- figured out it was nothing serious (slightly worn bushing) and turned up the radio

He did say he thought the tires "had a lot of life." Well, they were dry-rotted pretty bad and were UNDER-sized at that! Who puts P215 70R15 tires on a Jeep?!?
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Unread 06-26-2008, 07:22 PM   #13
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-that the engine ran strong...(forgot to mention that it only ran quiet on straight Lucas Oil Stabilizer)
was that directed toward me? i didnt buy the engine from you if thats what your saying
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Unread 06-26-2008, 07:43 PM   #14
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The guy told me the ac just needed to be "recharged"...sure. It needed a condensor, all new lines, drier, and expansion valve. Didnt tell me the radiator was leaking, and it was overheating. Of course I have a CSF now though. Didnt tell me the rear brake cylinders were shot.... Forgot to mention the p/s reservoir was cracked and he had used JB weld on the bottom of it to "seal" it up.....ahhh the list can go on.......but she is my baby and I would never regret getting it.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 07:45 PM   #15
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so i feel better that im not the only one
plus i have learned so much about my truck and about buying an older used vehicle
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