Originally Posted by backtojeepin
Im thinking Ill have to get it power flushed Ive tried just running some water through it until it gets to idle temp but I cant get it to clear up.
And when you say the thermostat will effect the engines operations, how so? My main concern is I have got myself into a bad deal. I thought I had a good setup finding a 98 with 32k but Im worried that some of these issues could progress to something serious.
the Jeep is fine...needs to be serviced...thermostat go, they are relatively cheep about $20.00 or so... The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monsters and adjusts engine functions, spark, timing, yada, yada, yada...the engine temperature is a variable thet the PCM uses to determine the difference between start up operation/warm-up settings and normal driving conditions at the designed operating temperature...so if you are not getting to operating temp, the PCM can't control the engine settings to keep it running at it's optimum design specifications...the computer need good information...remember GIGO...Garbage in Garbage Out...in an automobile that means poor performance = more fuel is burned...