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Unread 05-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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2.5 question (compatibility)

i have found a 2.5 used for a good price and want to rebuild it and put it in the yj.

the motor is from a 90 and it is tbi.

is the base motor the same as my 93? i will be putting my mpfi on it just want to know if the block and head are the same?

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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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Yes but there are some differences in the motor mount brackets. Keep your old motor and all attaching parts until the new one is installed.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:08 AM   #3
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Also check the oil pans... I know they changed from TJ blocks for YJs.. But I have put in 87 2.5s in a 99... Blocks all the same, its the external stuff and oil pans and oil pumps that are differnt.
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