Hey guys, a good friend of mine is looking into buying an 88 yj. I'm not a mechanic, but I know my way around a jeep for the most part. (Don't boo me, but I am more comfortable with TJ's considering I own one.) he wants me to go with him to check it out this weekend and I want to make myself a small checklist of things to look for.
I don't know many details as of right now, all I know is that it is an 88 with around 130k miles. Inline 6 manual. Owner told him that he has rebuilt the engine recently and tuned everything up and the car has no problems whatsoever. My question is why would he need to rebuild the engine at 130k miles? My old 90' had 125k miles and the engine was completely fine. Is it just me or is it odd? It has a raise and my friend guesses it's 4inches but it looks smaller to me. (Through pics)
I don't have better pictures but will take some when I actually see it. My question here is what do I look for? What are some red flags and what's it worth?
Oh yeah! He's asking 5,000 for it.