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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #16
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Wire brush that rust off and see if thats a crack on the left. I think thats a mounting point though so you should be in the clear.

Yeah the pic doesn't do it any justice but the area to left is actually a little tab or fin that comes out away from the block. I took a scribe to it and flaked off the loose stuff, but it looks only to be surface, so I think I am good.

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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:52 PM   #17
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Where you at in NorCal? There's lots of us in the Sac area that would probably be willing to help out.
I appreciate the offer but I live about 6 hours north in Humboldt county.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:26 PM   #18
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I appreciate the offer but I live about 6 hours north in Humboldt county.
Yeah, that's a little too far. Good luck though.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #19
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It is a 95+.

The oil cap is a clicky type that screws on. The Earlier ones had two tabs.
My 92 has a screw oil cap just like his. It came with it too.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #20
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I appreciate the offer but I live about 6 hours north in Humboldt county.
I grew up in sohum
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Unread 04-13-2010, 07:06 AM   #21
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No harness or computer. I think I will probably take my time on this and break it down to replace the bearings, rings etc. I also take the block to get new freeze plugs put in.
Before you start into all this rebuild and parts acquisition (most of the drive train, computer, wiring harness, etc.), it might be worthwhile making a comprehensive list of what you need and then seeing what the whole project is going to cost you. Personally, I wouldn't rebuild a 4.0, especially if I also had to get the transmission, transfer case, drive shafts, etc. I would find a doner vehicle that has a small V or some variety (V6 or V8 - I prefer GM for this) and take as much of the drive train and electronics as I would need for the swap. You'll end up with more available power and better economy with this type of swap.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 07:49 AM   #22
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Before you start into all this rebuild and parts acquisition (most of the drive train, computer, wiring harness, etc.), it might be worthwhile making a comprehensive list of what you need and then seeing what the whole project is going to cost you. Personally, I wouldn't rebuild a 4.0, especially if I also had to get the transmission, transfer case, drive shafts, etc. I would find a doner vehicle that has a small V or some variety (V6 or V8 - I prefer GM for this) and take as much of the drive train and electronics as I would need for the swap. You'll end up with more available power and better economy with this type of swap.
Why not rebuild a 4.0?

I can get a rebuilt kit for like, $450 that has everything in it but the crankshaft and machining.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 08:35 AM   #23
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Before you start into all this rebuild and parts acquisition (most of the drive train, computer, wiring harness, etc.), it might be worthwhile making a comprehensive list of what you need and then seeing what the whole project is going to cost you. Personally, I wouldn't rebuild a 4.0, especially if I also had to get the transmission, transfer case, drive shafts, etc. I would find a doner vehicle that has a small V or some variety (V6 or V8 - I prefer GM for this) and take as much of the drive train and electronics as I would need for the swap. You'll end up with more available power and better economy with this type of swap.
I agree with you about making a list of parts I will need for the swap. I also need to take the time and do some more research. I plan on getting another vehicle this time next year which will allow me to tackle this project without feeling rushed. I plan on using my transfer case from my 2.5l and finding an AX15 tranny. I also had already planned on putting a SYE on it also. I thought about doing the V8 swap but feel I'll need to replace alot more parts such as radiator, axles etc. than doing the 4.0 swap.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 09:55 AM   #24
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i would suggest lifting the tub off it will make everything easier
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Unread 04-13-2010, 10:09 AM   #25
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I appreciate the offer but I live about 6 hours north in Humboldt county.


I live in eureka if you need any help with the jeep
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