Hello all!! This is my first post on this board. Anyways, I just purchased my first Jeep the day before yesterday. After driving my friends CJ I knew I a Jeep was for me. I think I got a great deal. It's an 87 YJ with an inline six I purchased for $2,300. The Jeep is in fair condition.
-Straight six with no leaks! 291k miles (didn't want a pesky four-banger, no offense)
-Never been hit! +++++
-Color is flat white. Original paint but faded. Looks rugged.
-I am the third owner.
-Interior is immaculent for a 22+ year old Jeep
-It came with a hardtop!
-E-brake is not functional (I will get it working over the weekend)
-A/C and heater does not blow
-Base of the windshield frame is severely rusted
-Passenger door does not open from the outside
-Gears will sometimes clunk or grind while shifting. (I think there are a couple reasons for this. The pivot between the clutch pedal and the master cylinder push rod is missing a bushing resulting in too much play. Also, I think the throwout bearing is starting to go. Sometimes the pedal will "sinking" without much pedal pressure) From what I've read the Peuguot transmission is not a desireable tranny. Maybe in the future I will upgrade to a NV3550 or the AX-15.
-Possible failing oil pump. I was driving to class yesterday and noticed a clicking noise. Sounded like starving lifters. Checked the oil pressure gauge and zero oil pressure. I immediately pulled over and checked the oil level. Oil was there. I fired her backup, oil pressure was there, and no more clicking?! WTF? Since then, I've kept a close eye on the oil pressure gauge. Your input on this would be appreciated.
-It's caburated. Sorry guys, I prefer fuel injection. I hope to convert this in the future.
-It's pretty rough over bumps. I know, it's a Jeep! Just nit picking.
Overall, I'm thrilled to be an owner of a Jeep. Wind blowing in my hair rocks!
Without further ado, here are pics of the rig: