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Old February 3rd, 2014, 16:41
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Well think I might have a deal in the works for trade for the car. Only thing i'm a little leary on is the miles on it. Its a 98 limited zj with the 318 v8 and has 206,000 miles. Said the only things wrong with it are the tranny and transfer leak a little and rear hatch struts are bad. I'm really considering going and looking at it cuz its pretty much exactly what I am looking for. What do you all think of a deal like this for my car? Granted my car needs catalytic converter and tires on it. But its also 3 years newer and 50,000 miles less
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Could be crummy grounding on something in the engine compartment or a bad rectifier pack in the alternator, too. Couldn't tell you more without putting an o-scope on things.
That makes me wonder how many people know how to use oscilloscopes? Not many people have access to one.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 17:06
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I don't have an oscilloscope or know how to use one. I really want to get one though, would be useful if my renix ever decides to throw a fit, and a ton of other stuff.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 17:40
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I have like nine or ten. I collect them the same way old ladies collect cats.

Don't think I paid more than 50 bucks for any single scope, or more than 150 for the whole pile. Most I got free, either broken or surplus to requirements and about to be scrapped at the various schools I've gone to.

I know I have something like 4-5 Tektronix 2213As, a pair of 465s, a 7904 (the best scope I have, but needs some switch contacts cleaned), an RM565 (just because it's awesome looking, it's basically uselessly obsolete and huge, all vacuum tubes) as well as several I can't remember the model numbers of. At one point I had 9 2213As, mostly broken, but I fixed most of them and sold them to pay for textbooks during college.

They're really pretty easy to use. There are howto videos on youtube that will guide you through probably 90% of the situations you'll need a scope for.
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I have like nine or ten. I collect them the same way old ladies collect cats.

Don't think I paid more than 50 bucks for any single scope, or more than 150 for the whole pile. Most I got free, either broken or surplus to requirements and about to be scrapped at the various schools I've gone to.

I know I have something like 4-5 Tektronix 2213As, a pair of 465s, a 7904 (the best scope I have, but needs some switch contacts cleaned), an RM565 (just because it's awesome looking, it's basically uselessly obsolete and huge, all vacuum tubes) as well as several I can't remember the model numbers of. At one point I had 9 2213As, mostly broken, but I fixed most of them and sold them to pay for textbooks during college.

They're really pretty easy to use. There are howto videos on youtube that will guide you through probably 90% of the situations you'll need a scope for.
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I don't have an oscilloscope or know how to use one. I really want to get one though, would be useful if my renix ever decides to throw a fit, and a ton of other stuff.
Check out picoscope, it is what I use at work. Hooks up to a laptop for the screen and controls. Very easy to use (Dan could probably figure it out). It is small and easy to travel with. I think the one I bought for work was ~$1500
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 17:48
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If $1500 isn't in your budget, here's a quite good 100MHz (way, way more than you will ever need to work on a car, really) analog two channel oscilloscope for $220 buy it now. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tektronix-46...em3cdbd8f0 21

No relation to the seller, just the first one that came up on ebay for a reasonable price that didn't say it was for repair or parts only.
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I have a OTC scope at work that gets used every now and again. Bossmans on the fense about a new scanner from Snapon. Im trying to talk him into it. Modis Ultra with a built in scope.

I had heard of the pico scope but havent looked into it much. I noticed the price and kind of backed off. lol But in reality the price isnt that bad for what it is.
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I have a OTC scope at work that gets used every now and again. Bossmans on the fense about a new scanner from Snapon. Im trying to talk him into it. Modis Ultra with a built in scope.

I had heard of the pico scope but havent looked into it much. I noticed the price and kind of backed off. lol But in reality the price isnt that bad for what it is.
Picoscopes are cheap compared to some of the $10k scopes we were looking at...
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If I get my XJ back in the next few weeks (or hopefully this week), I plan on coming to WF and wheeling Saturday only. Hopefully I will know tomorrow when I will get it back. With a back up vehicle, I will let Sarah wheel it for a little bit on some easy areas. Once I am lifted with bigger tires, I will let her wheel it more.
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So does the company I work for....hence the reason I am paying for my school. I'm not giving them 2 more years without something in writing.
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Well think I might have a deal in the works for trade for the car. Only thing i'm a little leary on is the miles on it. Its a 98 limited zj with the 318 v8 and has 206,000 miles. Said the only things wrong with it are the tranny and transfer leak a little and rear hatch struts are bad. I'm really considering going and looking at it cuz its pretty much exactly what I am looking for. What do you all think of a deal like this for my car? Granted my car needs catalytic converter and tires on it. But its also 3 years newer and 50,000 miles less

I think the hatch struts are bad on all of them....

But inspect it well for rust. Mine looked not bad, had about 220k on it.. leaked a little tranny fluid.... and was completely rusted out underneath. I went to jack it up to wiggle my fat rear under to change the starter and the jack crunched right through the unitbody.
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