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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Advice on Buying a 07JK Man

Hi Guys,

I really need some help

Just found an immaculate(still has new paint under the arches) 07 JK Rubicon with 2" lift, ARB Bull Bar, Winch etc with 13,500kms for sale $29,990

Took it for a Test drive it drove beautifully, no probs until I (& the wife) hear a rattle coming from the what sounds like over run of the engine under load in 2, & 3rd.

Spoke to the Salesman, we take if for a drive & he goes"mmm! I get the service dpt to have a look(they are owned by a Jeep Dealership)

Just heard back this morning, the noise was in the bottom end & on their own insurance they are going to put in another complete engine from "Jeep Parts" Mel i think ! either knew or one with comparable K's

Any thought, they said they will do all log books etc..

should I still be looking ?

The car looks like brand new inside out !!!

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:52 AM   #2
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Hi Guys,

I really need some help

Just found an immaculate(still has new paint under the arches) 07 JK Rubicon with 2" lift, ARB Bull Bar, Winch etc with 13,500kms for sale $29,990

Took it for a Test drive it drove beautifully, no probs until I (& the wife) hear a rattle coming from the what sounds like over run of the engine under load in 2, & 3rd.

Spoke to the Salesman, we take if for a drive & he goes"mmm! I get the service dpt to have a look(they are owned by a Jeep Dealership)

Just heard back this morning, the noise was in the bottom end & on their own insurance they are going to put in another complete engine from "Jeep Parts" Mel i think ! either knew or one with comparable K's

Any thought, they said they will do all log books etc..

should I still be looking ?

The car looks like brand new inside out !!!
Depending on what they replace the engine with it doesn't sound too bad a deal. (After negotiating the price of course)

Very low k's and a rubi as well. Do you know about the ausjeepoffroad forum? You might get a better indication on value plus what to look out for there.

Good luck.

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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Well, I went ahead & bought the 07 JK Rubi, looks fantastic, drives great or so I thought until I hit a pot hole in the city doing 40km/h

Holy Shit I thought I was going to get thrown out of my seat, the wife went "What the hell have you just bought "

I am so pissed off as I had the same thing with my TJ at 80KPH but that was only when the tyres were worn...

& it just happened this morning !

This is just not a good feeling at all, especially when I'm just about to put a baby in my car..

The car is under a new 12 month warranty so I'll let you know how that goes...

Is there a reason I can tell the garage(Jeep Dealer in Brisbane) cos I'm at a loss & I know they are gonna say" We don't know what it is "

All help would be greatly appreciated...

Cheers

Sage

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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I reckon your ball joints are shagged, very common on the jk
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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Apparently everything is like new under there, but the damper was leaking..
Also Jeep have done a re call on the Damper & are replacing it with a bigger one...

The also replaced the Handbrake with a new kit...

We will see eh ?
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:28 AM   #6
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Apparently everything is like new under there, but the damper was leaking..
Also Jeep have done a re call on the Damper & are replacing it with a bigger one...

The also replaced the Handbrake with a new kit...

We will see eh ?
Fingers crossed all works out good

Have you dropped into the ausjeepoffroad forum yet? Heaps of local advice.

Paul.

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