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Today 11:32 AM
cpia84
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Originally Posted by bruinjeeper View Post
Yep. Read about that as well... the aluminum head, iron and steel internals.

Specialized HOAT coolant should be used. Also need to see what tcase and brake calipers are on this thing.

Gonna give it a good rip
The WJ i had ate through front brake rotors. When got hot they would warm up and then warp. I used cheap, mid and higher grade brakes and finally when i had slotted rotors they help up better. Also with them being warped the brake pads would wear funky as well. I also had to rebuild the top end of my 4.7. It lost 2 cylinders, likely it was under warranty so i just paid $250 for it to be fixed. After that had no issues. I thoroughly enjoyed my WJ when i had it. I kept it stock and it was just a commuter and family vehicle but it did its job well.

Good luck and i hope its a good deal.
Today 10:14 AM
Chrisnvegas I knew I shouldn't have watched the news yesterday. I was going to turn it but I was getting ready for work.
This doctor from Harvard freaked me out with that virus stuff.
So last week I saw the whole world wearing surgical masks. I figured we are a few weeks behind. I bought a case of them.
So before everyone else, I stockpiled food. and 250 gallons of gas. Cat food and insulin. (Miss Puss is diabetic)

Also changed the oil, trans fluid and coolant in the Jeep.

Now I can watch everyone ransacking the stores on TV.
This is the clip I saw on TV that freaked me out. Maybe this doctor is nuts. But I don't like to be caught unprepared.
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Yesterday 09:41 AM
bruinjeeper
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Originally Posted by Boojo35 View Post
I agree with the rear suspension mounting areas being a major rust area. They often rot before the body and the rear diff can exit the vehicle. Not an ideal situation. Look at it closely.

The 4.7 is not a bad motor. Not a great one either. They are prone to sludging, have no tolerance to being overheated, etc. If they have been maintained and not abused at all, they can give good service. If they have been even slightly abused or not maintained they can be an expensive POS. Look closely at the dipstick, inside the oil cap, etc. to see if it looks clean.
Yep. Read about that as well... the aluminum head, iron and steel internals.

Specialized HOAT coolant should be used. Also need to see what tcase and brake calipers are on this thing.

Gonna give it a good rip
Yesterday 08:13 AM
AZdEvilYJ Anyone going to the TDS4x4 event in SoCal this weekend? Ill be rolling in tomorrow morning


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02-26-2020 07:03 PM
Boojo35 I agree with the rear suspension mounting areas being a major rust area. They often rot before the body and the rear diff can exit the vehicle. Not an ideal situation. Look at it closely.

The 4.7 is not a bad motor. Not a great one either. They are prone to sludging, have no tolerance to being overheated, etc. If they have been maintained and not abused at all, they can give good service. If they have been even slightly abused or not maintained they can be an expensive POS. Look closely at the dipstick, inside the oil cap, etc. to see if it looks clean.
02-26-2020 03:33 PM
bruinjeeper
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep87 View Post
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Originally Posted by bruinjeeper View Post
Posted up in the WJ forum. No replies as of yet... since the YJ crowd is often well-versed in all things from the 80s and 90s and beyond....

Am going to be taking a look at 99 WJ 4.7 this weekend. It's bone stock, excellent interior and exterior shape...170,000km. Says all routine maintenance has been done, but many do.

Was wondering if any of you have pointers on any unpopular issues these beasts have. Am admittedly not well-versed in the 4.7 other than vehicle specs. Anything I should look for in the undercarriage other than the usual I would for a YJ? I figure if something goes wrong down the line.... I have a YJ parts vehicle lol

At a VERY good price (which i will talk him down some). $3K CAD. Seems the guys is in a bit of a bind as hes moving for work and is taking his Sedan with him. So he wants to sell.
That looks real clean. I have a couple of those and have had to deal with rust repair on both. There is a seam in the uniframe right where the rear lower link mount is that is a common place for rust problems.

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Take a good look at your inner rockers. The outers are covered in plastic so they can trap moisture and gunk.

I know of a couple 4.7's that had blown head gaskets. Both of them had stop leak dumped into them to mask the problem.

Other than that, I really like them they handle high speed off road stuff real nice.
Thanks for the tips on that seam.

I read all afternoon on the WJ section "So you're buying a WJ...what to look for" thread. VERY informative and well put together thread. I got the gist of it now
02-26-2020 02:52 PM
daddyjeep87
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Originally Posted by bruinjeeper View Post
Posted up in the WJ forum. No replies as of yet... since the YJ crowd is often well-versed in all things from the 80s and 90s and beyond....

Am going to be taking a look at 99 WJ 4.7 this weekend. It's bone stock, excellent interior and exterior shape...170,000km. Says all routine maintenance has been done, but many do.

Was wondering if any of you have pointers on any unpopular issues these beasts have. Am admittedly not well-versed in the 4.7 other than vehicle specs. Anything I should look for in the undercarriage other than the usual I would for a YJ? I figure if something goes wrong down the line.... I have a YJ parts vehicle lol

At a VERY good price (which i will talk him down some). $3K CAD. Seems the guys is in a bit of a bind as hes moving for work and is taking his Sedan with him. So he wants to sell.
That looks real clean. I have a couple of those and have had to deal with rust repair on both. There is a seam in the uniframe right where the rear lower link mount is that is a common place for rust problems.

Before:


After:


Take a good look at your inner rockers. The outers are covered in plastic so they can trap moisture and gunk.

I know of a couple 4.7's that had blown head gaskets. Both of them had stop leak dumped into them to mask the problem.

Other than that, I really like them they handle high speed off road stuff real nice.
02-26-2020 01:49 PM
bruinjeeper Posted up in the WJ forum. No replies as of yet... since the YJ crowd is often well-versed in all things from the 80s and 90s and beyond....

Am going to be taking a look at 99 WJ 4.7 this weekend. It's bone stock, excellent interior and exterior shape...170,000km. Says all routine maintenance has been done, but many do.

Was wondering if any of you have pointers on any unpopular issues these beasts have. Am admittedly not well-versed in the 4.7 other than vehicle specs. Anything I should look for in the undercarriage other than the usual I would for a YJ? I figure if something goes wrong down the line.... I have a YJ parts vehicle lol

At a VERY good price (which i will talk him down some). $3K CAD. Seems the guys is in a bit of a bind as hes moving for work and is taking his Sedan with him. So he wants to sell.
02-24-2020 05:37 PM
fishadventure
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Originally Posted by Chrisnvegas View Post
Didn't take me long to get banned from Twatter.
I asked ILHAN OMAR how long she's been getting down with her brother.
Sounds like a reasonable question to me.
So “labor party” is like back to the nomenclature that was used in northeast europe and regimes like Castro and Hitler....
So no surprise wikiped says, “Omar is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has advocated for a living wage, affordable housing, universal healthcare, student loan debt forgiveness, the protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”

I don’t care where / what you are politically but anybody even moderately intelligent that has read up on the financial-related politics opinions of Warren Buffet, the (too soft) warnings of Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson’s economic theory, or dabbled in Robert Kiyosaki’s books should immediately recognize how much trouble we’re in over the next 10-15 years with that kind of bankruptcy-bound thinking being so pervasive.

By the way, Chris. Save some money and invest for non-labor-based income. Your pension may not be intact in ten years
02-24-2020 05:10 PM
Chrisnvegas Didn't take me long to get banned from Twatter.
I asked ILHAN OMAR how long she's been getting down with her brother.
Sounds like a reasonable question to me.
02-24-2020 05:08 PM
bruinjeeper Hey all - stop on in and cast your vote!

February 2020 YJOTM is here!

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...e-now-4388167/
02-24-2020 11:32 AM
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02-24-2020 11:21 AM
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02-24-2020 11:17 AM
Tophog1
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Originally Posted by Chrisnvegas View Post
Wife will kill me but I want this motorcycle. About a thousand bucks to ship to the east coast.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RD...0AAOSwhqFeSR1E
I think you need this:

https://hiconsumption.com/green-mach...AaPEHUdSA7f9bg
02-23-2020 10:13 PM
Chrisnvegas
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Originally Posted by Joe Dillard View Post
Good lookin' bike.

Is it a two-stroke?
Yeah. There is also the RZ500 V-4 (you read that right, 2 stroke 500 4 cyl)
So many great bikes that were not imported here.

They are all over Europe and Canada. It's pretty much a replica of the bike Kenny Roberts used to whoop the crap out of the European GP circuit.

A good two stroke powerband reminds people they are alive.
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