Originally Posted by orange05tj
Sounds like someone put one hell of a skirt on that old whore.
i don't mind some miles, i dd and track a BMW 325i that i have almost 260,000 miles on. its still got the original motor, trans, and rear and none of them have been rebuilt. its mostly about how you maintain a car that determines how long it will last.
that being said, the guy that has the jeep told me that his old 4.0 died because the oil plug fell out and burned the motor up. it drove perfect other than the shifting, well the clutch also seemed to engage a little high so it might be on its way out. in my mind, having 202k miles on a 2000 jeep means that it was used as a commuter. he said that he has never had it off road and i am inclined to believe him mainly because the gas tank skid didnt have any scratches or dents in it which seem to be good indicators of if a jeep was offroad. i will do a better inspection of it when i go back friday and look at control arm mounts and the center skid pan but at this point i really doubt it was used offroad. the only body damage is a few chips on the front of the hood and a few rust bubbles starting to form under the passenger wiper which i can grind out and repaint in an hour or so. he also has receipts for the front ball joints, rear diff r&p and bearings, new soft top, new track bar, and a few other things so i think he actually cared about it.
one of my friends has an 01 that i am going to drive tomorrow and see how his shifts. it might just be that im used to the shifter in my bmw (tight trans, urathane shifter bushings, and a very short shift throw) but im not really sure yet.