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advice on buying a 4.0 jeep and any infoplease

 
 
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greeley
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1998 Ford Maverick

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: advice on buying a 4.0 jeep and any infoplease Reply with quote

had loads of 4x4s but never one of these,are there any common issues I should look for and how are they on the whole.cheers
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weasel
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much as I love my 4ltr XJ I would not recommend you to buy one parts can be a problem as they had the habit of changing things so some parts can be a problem getting the rite one. you can look on the net and find just what you need in the US for a good price but by majic when it gets to this country it cost three times as much what with post and tax etc.

I changed to a Suzuki Vitara good off road bad on petrol and it had no go in it after the 4ltr jeep so I got the jeep back again but if I could afford it I would have got a Disco if I could find a good rust free on plenty of cheap parts and people about that now how to fix them garages do not seem to like jeeps that is what I have found over the years.
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ukjeeper
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you clarify what model of Jeep you're looking for? An XJ, a TJ, a YJ, a WJ? That would help in any advice given.

The 4L engine is pretty much indestructible. Possibly the best engine Jeep ever produced, and a direct descendant of the earlier 4.2L that dated back to the mists of time.

Parts are easy enough to get in the UK. Never had a problem myself. Though it may be worthwhile joining one of the UK Jeep forums for a wider audience in your decision making and potential parts searches. I recommend ******** or JeepJunkies

Edit: Really?!?!?! Rolling Eyes Swearword checker fail!
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weasel
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukjeeper wrote:
Can you clarify what model of Jeep you're looking for? An XJ, a TJ, a YJ, a WJ? That would help in any advice given.

The 4L engine is pretty much indestructible. Possibly the best engine Jeep ever produced, and a direct descendant of the earlier 4.2L that dated back to the mists of time.

Parts are easy enough to get in the UK. Never had a problem myself. Though it may be worthwhile joining one of the UK Jeep forums for a wider audience in your decision making and potential parts searches. I recommend [url=http://www.********.com/frm/index.php?action=forum]********[/url] or JeepJunkies

Edit: Really?!?!?! Rolling Eyes Swearword checker fail!

as long as the 4ltr is not a 99/2001 with the dodgy c-head that they say a lot of the crack at 90000 + that B forum looks interesting I have seen it before a while ago but well worth a look.
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greeley
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1998 Ford Maverick

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the jeep,its an xj n reg 4.0,the power is awesome and sounds good,just wants few bits,windcreen,leafsprings and the boot wont open,guessing its just a sticky lock as the back doors where doing the same.whats the best way to get a decent lift and fit 33"s
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weasel
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have a word with Dave http://www.llama4x4.co.uk/

I think that you will have to get in to the back and pull the cover back to get at the rear door lock it happened to me once but I am to old and big to get over there but my friend did it in no time as long as your XJ is rust free in a lot of ways the older ones are better than the later ones to get parts for good luck with it they are great fun to drive if a bit thirsty that is why my XJ runs on LPG.
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greeley
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1998 Ford Maverick

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers,yes is completely rot free,im going to have a look at the boot later.
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