Hello all, so I had the unfortunate occurrence of having a connecting rod (i think) punch through one of the cylinder walls of my jeep
And with the amount it would cost to fix it and the state that it is in, its time to move on. I was looking at a 06 wranger with a v4 in it at a used car dealership today and I am going to go back and test drive it and take it to another garage, but without even moving it I noticed something weird. When I take the shifter, and i go across the gears (not actually engaging them but just moving it back and forth) I hear what sounds like a clunking at each end. It almost sounds like something is rocking back and forth, but I can't tell. Also, what do people think of the V4's? I know they don't have allot of power to them, and I know they aren't anywhere close to a strait 6, but, in terms of longevity and reliability, how do they fair? Also, its got 120K miles on it, but it looks like it is in mint condition (like not even a scratch except on the hook where it looks like a small branch may have fallen on it) and he wants about 12K. It seems a little low to me.