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Re: looking for a jeep
Well, where do I start. I have a 88 yj with the 4.2 liter I-6 (carbed) and it gets about 22 mpgs on the the highway,which isn't that bad. Now about reliability, it isn't fuel injected(didn't happen untill 91 I believe) so you get the usuall problems that come with a carberated engine, sometimes it will idle bad, sometimes good, you know. The only other major reliability issue is the manual tranny. From 87 to 90 or 91 they used the most worththless piece of @#$% tranny they could find. They only used it for three years and then discontinued it. It was only used in the 4.2 liter straight six. It is a five-speed manual called the Puegot. If you are looking for a jeep with a five speed in those years MAKE SURE THE TRANNY IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER cause it cost big$$$$$ to rebuild it. If you have the cash I would suggest going to a 91 Yj or newer. The advantages are;
-the 4.0 liter I-6 (fuel injected) has the 4.2 liter I-6 (carb) by about 80 hp and will get a little better gas milage.
-it has an actuall tranny that doesn't disinegrate from just driving it on the highway.
Hope this helps.
I need to get a girlfriend I'm getting to close to my jeep.