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voz 02-13-2013 11:30 AM

My Build/ Swap Thread.
 
I will be doing a 4.2 to 4.0 swap on my 89 YJ,
Would like to refresh the engine w/o a complete rebuild.
This is what I have so far.

92 4.0 out of a YJ, computer harness ETC, PO claimed only 148k on it.

New parts I have Purchased over the last 2 months.
Oil Pump
Head Gasket
Valve cover gasket
Timing chain kit, which includes gears, cover, gasket and damper
rear main seal
injectors
Spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor & coil
Crank sensor
Headers
new head bolts
POR 15 engine paint
intake temp sensor
Fuel filter

That's all I can think of off the top of my head,,,

Anything else I should be changing out? inspecting?

Thank You!:tea::cheers2:

A_Ninja_Racer 02-13-2013 11:37 AM

Since you are taking off the Head are you at least planning to send it out to have it inspected and resurfaced?

voz 02-13-2013 12:01 PM

Sir Yes Sir.
Local shop will do it for 60.00, (using my buddies discount)

A_Ninja_Racer 02-13-2013 12:03 PM

Then I'm Good!. It just seems Like almost a waist of time to do all that work to tear it down and not give the head a good once over.

voz 02-13-2013 12:17 PM

Valve seals? valve adjustments?

JeepinJeremy 02-13-2013 12:17 PM

Might as well just rebuild it at this point. You dropped a ton of money on new parts whats another $600.00 to go through the lower end. Kind of a waste in parts and money on a motor with 148k.

voz 02-13-2013 12:22 PM

My skills come up short when it comes to the bottom end..

I will inquire at my local shop

Que89YJ 02-13-2013 12:40 PM

Rebuild at 148k? Do you think it's necessary Jeremy? I dont eveb see a reason to pull the head IMO. Pull the valve cover and clean it up. Do a compression test. It takes you 10 minutes. If the valves and pistons all test good then leave it and put your effort into other things that make sense like the external slave, axle disconnect, etc. Do the things you do for routine stuff that are difficult with the engine in place like clutch, rear main, oil and water pump. Leave the rest alone. The engine will get you 250,000 easy if the compression test is good.

JeepinJeremy 02-13-2013 01:15 PM

No I don't think is is necessary but for the amount of money he put in new parts he might as well start fresh. I put in a 4.0 with 145k in my swap and only changed the valver cover gasket. Been running that for a year now without issue. My only point since he was going as far as he is he might as well just rebuild the dang thing. The only think I guess would concern me is that if he seen it in running condition before he bought it. What is prompting him to swap all the parts he is swaping and why?

JeepinJeremy 02-13-2013 01:16 PM

92 4.0 out of a YJ, computer harness ETC, PO claimed only 148k on it.


Did you ever hear or see it run?

Que89YJ 02-13-2013 06:42 PM

New jeep. More isn't always better.

voz 02-14-2013 09:29 AM

Jeremy, Yes I heard it run, Sounded fine, but since it was on jack stands I could not hear run it down the street.

I guess I'm changing parts, cause I don't want an issue down the road. I have it on an engine stand now. easy to change..

Que89YJ 02-14-2013 10:20 AM

I am just suggesting that you look at the mods that will save you time and heartache in the long run that are easier to deal with when you got it apart. I just don't see the point on some of them but others I agree 1000%. It's just my opinion. There are a few things that you can do that are easier to do while you are doing the swap like dealing with the axle disconnect and the internal clust slave cylinder that will help you more then replacing a good head gasket. The high lighted ones are the ones not necessary IMO.

Oil Pump
Head Gasket
Valve cover gasket
Timing chain kit, which includes gears, cover, gasket and damper
rear main seal
injectors
Spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor & coil
Crank sensor
Headers
new head bolts
POR 15 engine paint
intake temp sensor
Fuel filter

Beachcruiser 02-14-2013 11:00 AM

If you are having the head surfaced, I'd tell them to put some new valve stem seals on it too....only a couple bucks more & well worth the peace of mind, IMO.

voz 02-19-2013 12:45 PM

Thanks for the fellas...

Axle disconnect? please explain..
Also do you have a trick for the slave cylinder,
I also forgot to mention that I will be going from a 5spd to auto


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