I am looking at a really clean 99 with a 4.0. I know the owner and think I can trust him. About 6 months ago he had the water pump and radiator replaced due to a busted water pump - did the radiator as a preventive thing.
He tells me that the temp gage climbed, but not to the red and he stopped and cooled the engine down, repeated this several times and finally had it towed as he was scared of doing damage.
I have read on this forum that a head problem might not show up from an overheat for quite a while. If I take him at his word, do you think I would be safe buying this vehicle. It also has a rear axle seal leak. I've really looked it over and driven it to get the temp up and all seems perfect.
I'd appeciate any advice. I plan on buying it later today if I get my comfort level up.
btw,,,I can get it for 2800 without the second set of wheels/tires as he has it listed.
Also, any other advice as far as buying a 99, which I know has some non-fans on here would be greatly appreciated.