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newagecustoms 06-01-2009 05:23 PM

Deal or No Deal
I'm looking into buying a 97 jeep wrangler TJ (6 cycle) has 97k and was run into a mud hole bigger then the jeep. mud got in the oil and the entire engine was coverd in mud but i dont think any went into the air intake. The coolant was good. the oil was drained and fresh put back in. It cranks but has a knocking sound. im guessing its the oil pump because theres no oil pressure. i plan on fixing it up once i get it. so for 2500 dollars i figure its a deal. any one with any ideas on whats wrong and is this a deal or not?

jgano23 06-01-2009 05:44 PM

what is your budget? i wouldn't be surprised if it needs a lot of work or even a new engine in the near future.

06jeep 06-01-2009 08:37 PM

If its knocking sounds to be be either cam or crank bearings, but for 2500 could be fixed up.

Bignuke 06-01-2009 10:51 PM

Sounds like a good project, I would go for it... Agreed with the budget thing though...

wetzie 06-02-2009 12:20 AM

I would look for a unit with slight body damage rather than a mechanical nightmare:punk:

newagecustoms 06-05-2009 10:40 PM

ok i replaced the sending unit. And Now the oil pressure jumps from 0 to 20 when i give it alittle gas but at idle, it returns to zero. So i took the value cover off. Then started the engine, all rockers where moving but some would shoot oil and others wouldn`t. i`m not sure what to do now.

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