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I didnít expect to find myself here...

Old 05-06-2019, 03:30 PM
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Hi all
I Have joined this forum as I am hoping to buy my first Cherokee, a 1992/3 (XJ) 2.5i european model.
And this after 29 years of owning almost every other brand.
so a real newbie to Jeep but an old hack with car repair and maintenance.
Having always loved the looks and build of the XJs, I recently found one advertised for 1500 euros (1800$ maybe), looking clean, rust free and in generally decent condition.
the owner (who has a few for restauration) showed me what he has repaired, and told me what it needs:
Ēat around 2000rpm there is a clatterĒ from the 200k four cylinder engine- and according to an independent jeep mechanic, it is the crank bearings.

Its s great car, and I want to fix it myself, and then enjoy.
whaddya think?

thanks for letting me in, hoping to be a Jeep nut very soon!

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Old 05-08-2019, 08:38 AM
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I can't speak for Europe, but if it really needs crank bearings I would not touch that for $1,800. I'm not sure it would be worth that much with a perfectly running engine with 200k miles unless it's 4X4 which you don't make mention of.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:32 AM
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Hi robertj
thanks for your reply.
Regarding the purchase price, I live on an island in the Mediterranean, and good old cars are becoming difficult to find. A good clean XJ is worth about 2500-3000 here!
Iíd probably get a similar or better car in my native UK for less than half the asking price of 1500Ä...

I myself can do the bearings, inspection, replacement,
etc, but I need some tips and advice regarding the how-tos... I am waiting for a haynes manual, and I shall continue this conversation in the tech forum!


Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:33 AM
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PS it is a manual trans 4x4
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