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Looking at a 4.0L 5 speed 1997 to buy and he says its carbureted?? I thought they only came fuel injected? Conversion kits available!
 

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Only shade tree kits or swapped in a pre renix setup from the 80s

The modern amc fuel injection system on 4.0 is 1991 and newer

Before that a renix fuel injection system and before that carbs

But first TJ was 1997 so no carbs
 

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I wouldn't step into that nightmare. I am wondering if it is an old motor out of an early YJ.
 

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Or an early XJ

Your first issue is how well it runs especially on a steep incline

Next is no guidance on repairs or repair parts

Next is that it will never pass any emissions tests

Next is substantially reduced resale value

But if ok with all above then you pays your money and takes your chances
 

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Don't touch that Jeep with a carburetor. I grew up with carbs and have tuned/rebuilt them in my younger years and I wouldn't wish carburetors on anyone but someone I didn't like. Except as an interesting museum piece, carbs have no benefit over fuel injection and too many negative drawbacks to list.

One serious problem is how carbs don't work well on steep climbs or descents due to its fuel bowl and float. Think of a toilet tank and float and how well it'd work if you tipped it to the front or rear. Carb'd engines like to stall in those situations. Not to mention they're always wanting you to tinker with them. Carbs are a PITA.
 

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OP might not know a TB from a carb.
Have a look yourself or have the OP send a pic.
 
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