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Old 08-12-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Just got a YJ

I've owned 3 xj's all high mileage. the last one, a 2001 with a 4.0 locked up the motor on me. I decided to go with a cj or yj and landed a '89 yj for a reasonable price. it has the 4cyl that i'm told was recently rebuilt, 20, 30, 40k back, don't know. the yj has 192,000 on the clock.

being new to yj's what are some things I can expect with such high mileage and small engine???

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did i ask an unfair question?

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welcome yj brotha.

you can expect the same mileage from that engine, it will last forever. it is however a little disapointing on the street compared to the 4.0. i also am on my 3rd xj.

the main problem with that jeep will be the trans, the ax5 trans is just weak. part of it is the fluid though, change the trans fluid to something that is ok for brass synchros, 50w oil or synchromesh manual trans fluid.

post up some pics of the new beast
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Welcome to the group.... ya' gotta give these guys some tie to wake up before questions are answered
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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when my yj was a daily driver, problems i had were cracked exhaust manifold, u joints, minor electrical stuff (high beam switch shorted out killing my headlights), broken water temp sensor, broken oil pressure sensor, radiator rot, faulty CAD, etc.


nothing you wouldnt expect on any high mileage vehicle. the 4 banger is wimpy on the highway, but it just keeps on going

i did manage to kill my ax5 and a few driveshafts wheeling, as well as the fuel pump, axle shaft ujoint, etc.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:52 AM   #6
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Son of a gun...WE FOUND NEMO! (ugh...that was bad)

Welcome! We like square headlights around here! Glad to have another YJ in the fold...and we definitely need pictures!
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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Son of a gun...WE FOUND NEMO! (ugh...that was bad)

Welcome! We like square headlights around here! Glad to have another YJ in the fold...and we definitely need pictures!
it's actually Cap'n Nemo, that's an old high school nick. the fish would have to come along and make a mess of things...

Thanks for all the welcomes. I've looked forward to the day to have a 'real' jeep. i like almost all jeeps, but the cj, yj are my favored, and the one in my avatar, that's from the army days...
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I've always wanted an M38...





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Old 08-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #9
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sweet - that's an m151a2 in the avitar that I drove for about 8 months for a full bird colonel. I really took that baby on a lot of fire breaks on Ft Bragg, and impressed myself. The hummer was a good replacement, but it was too wide to nav dense woods like the old 38's and 151's.
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That's a sweet M38. Especially like that tow bar. I've been looking all over the place for one that's priced even close to reasonable and finally gave up.

I'm working on a full resto of my M38A1 ('54). Rolling chassis is all done and so is the engine. Now I'm constantly searching for all the small things that Bubba1 & Bubba2 took off and didn't put back!
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:42 AM   #12
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my new ride
is that factory paint?
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:08 PM   #13
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is that factory paint?
it's done very nicely, but it is definetly a repaint. did they come that way from the factory?
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #15
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I dont know jeep has put some odd things on the wranglers i mean look at mine
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:19 PM   #16
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i don't know if that is after factory, i've known dealers to dress of the cars with lowers and decals after arrival. maybe some of the jeep dealers did the same. i think mine was done just to dress up the ole gal...
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Carefull....Just like any lady she doesn't like being called "ole" or "implications that's shed old. Hell look at the problems they're having with TJ's and JK's in the other threads......I'll take my YJ any day!
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:20 PM   #18
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ooops sorry to the ladies.

did my first "repair" today. the left front driver seat bolt pulled through the floorboard. i replaced it with a new bolt and a large washer. just enough rust to give way to leaning back in the seat to get something out of my pocket.

also i've gotten a lot of compliments and waves. my son drives it to work and it has become a topic of discussion.
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Flames on a Jeep. Flames on a Jeep. Thats just wrong, like sewing a leopard skin on a goat. I LOVE IT!

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