I found a '92 Rocky for sale (US) that is in overall great shape. Original paint with no body work, interior is awesome, except for missing one piece of fender welting, all of the rubber is great. Is starts and runs good, but it has a couple of problems...
1) The check engine light is on, is there an easy way to get the codes?
2) The clutch pedal is very hard to press and because of that, it's hard to shift smoothly and pull away from stops smoothly. Is there a common fix here. By the way it feels, I suspect that the clutch springs or something are messed up, but if someone knows of a common/easy fix, I'd like to hear about it.
3) When I test drove it, after the engine warmed up, I opened the hood to look under the hood and smoke was coming from the engine. It appears that the valve cover is leaking and oil on the exhaust manifold is burning, causing the smoke. How common is this? Is there anything that makes swapping the gasket difficult?
4) It has a hard top, can the truck be setup to accept either the hard or soft top?
5) Right now the A/C doesn't work. The claim is that the freon keeps leaking out, but if it's charges, the compressor does work. Probably a or something, but I'll leave this and not worry about fixing it until spring.
This car was originally purchased and has spent it's life in Austin, Texas. I see no evidence of rust. (It has 100k miles). Overall it drives great.
Other than the A/C, everything else works, lights, wipers, rear wiper (can't tell on the rear defroster). It's seems tight (no rattles) and all panel gaps are reasonable.
Any other thoughts?