2.5L 4cyl Jeep motor

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Old 08-23-10, 02:57 PM
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2.5L 4cyl Jeep motor

I put my car on craigslist for barter. I was offered an 89 Jeep Commanche 4X4 pickup as a trade for my 95 Crown Vic. Is the 2.5 L 4 cyl a durable engine and can it get out of its own way. Is the Commanche a compact, mid- sized or full sized truck? Ihighly doubt that it is a full size since a4 cyl in a full size soumds like an oxymoron. Thank you for the input.
 
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Old 08-23-10, 03:27 PM
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Mileage on you’re your Crown Vic?
Results of last “Compression and Cylinder Leak Down Test” on you’re Crown Vic?


Mileage on 89 Jeep Commanche 4X4 pickup?
Results of last “Compression and Cylinder Leak Down Test” on 89 Jeep Commanche 4X4 pickup?
 
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Old 08-24-10, 11:47 AM
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150k on each, no clue on compression check. the crown vic has a 4.6 L 8 that gets 21 mpg, according to www.fueleconomy.gov the Jeep should get similar mileage.
 
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You’re missing the big picture here. Here it is. Buy, sell, or trade it doesn’t matter. A “Compression Test” that’s done in unison with a ‘Cylinder Leak Down” test is the most accurate way to confirm the condition of the engine in the jeep. Without doing these tests you could be trading away your “Crown Vic” for a “Jeep” that has major engine issues.
 
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Saw the Jeep today. He said new brakes, lines and a gas tank. Found out why. Major rust and some frame rot.
 
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(Quote) Saw the Jeep today. He said new brakes, lines and a gas tank. Found out why. Major rust and some frame rot.

Great!
Means nothing. Easy fix. Doesn't mean you shouldn't consider it.

Now one more time.

You’re missing the big picture here. Here it is. Buy, sell, or trade it doesn’t matter. A “Compression Test” that’s done in unison with a ‘Cylinder Leak Down” test is the most accurate way to confirm the condition of the engine in the jeep. Without doing these tests you could be trading away your “Crown Vic” for a “Jeep” that has major engine issues.
 
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Old 08-26-10, 03:18 PM
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Also 1989 is the changeover year between Jeep and Chrysler so parts availability can be a nightmare as a friend told me who had an 89 Cherokee. So therefore no longer interested in the vehicle.
 
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NEsportsfan,, If it has major rust & if there is frame rot,, Walk,, No ,RUN from it,, You don't want to get into frame repair, (cutting & welding) on a structrual part of the car that is built to collapse in a collision if it shows signs of rot... Glad to see your no longer interested,, It sounded like A Money Pit with the rust & everything that goes with fixing rusted vehicles. ,,, Roger
 
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Originally Posted by ASE MASTER View Post
(Quote) Saw the Jeep today. He said new brakes, lines and a gas tank. Found out why. Major rust and some frame rot.

Great!
Means nothing. Easy fix. Doesn't mean you shouldn't consider it.

Now one more time.

You’re missing the big picture here. Here it is. Buy, sell, or trade it doesn’t matter. A “Compression Test” that’s done in unison with a ‘Cylinder Leak Down” test is the most accurate way to confirm the condition of the engine in the jeep. Without doing these tests you could be trading away your “Crown Vic” for a “Jeep” that has major engine issues.
The car radio show hosts (yippeeee, it's on again tomorrow morning!) -they seem to talk about/ like, maybe even prefer, a vacuum test over the compression test. What is your opinion of this?
 
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