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Unread 06-05-2002, 05:43 PM   #1
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Just blew engine on my '87

Yesterday...the fuel pump went on my '87 Wrangler...It managed to put enough gas into my oil lines to thin the oil and destroy the engine....The quote for an engine replacement is $2800. ...I don't know what I should do...I love the Jeep...but am I foolish to spend this money to fix such an old car... I'm a girl...not a lot of mechanical knowledge...so... No way could I buy a used engine and put it in

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Unread 06-05-2002, 10:17 PM   #2
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Unload it for parts and use the $$ as a downpayment on a newer Jeep.
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Unread 06-06-2002, 05:59 AM   #3
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***Read Lostboy's post below, first***

Well, it just depends.............
With a blown engine, you're not gonna get much for it.
Parting a vehicle out can be a pain.
New Jeep payments, possibly.

$2800....I assume that's installed and the motor is refurbed. You could get a used 4.0 from a Cherokee for $5-600 and pay to have it installed. The price should even out and you'd get fuel injection, a little more power, cleaner burning, etc.

Find a shop that works on Jeeps as a specialty. Ask your nearest off-road store for a reference. If they won't do it, someone there knows someone who does. They're out there and they will have done quite a few engine swaps and can help you decide.
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Unread 06-06-2002, 07:45 AM   #4
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WHOA.....hold on a minute....I've been around cars a long time..(not lettin on HOW long)..and I have never heard of this ...if a fuel pump quits...engine stops...no problem...replace the pump.....DON'T LET SOMEONE RIP YOU OFF JUST 'CAUSE YOU'RE A GIRL...It still happens all the time. Is the engine seized i.e ..can't turn over?....Get a second opinion. Have a compression test done ..Have your Best Male Friend ..Or Dad take it to a dealer to check it out ..I'm Not kidding ... Even in these enlightened times...women get ripped off all the time from shady mechanics how many miles are on this motor? how is the body?...Is the tranny good?....all things you need to consider before lettin go of all that cash....Good Luck
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Unread 06-06-2002, 04:55 PM   #5
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I agree 100% with Lostboy, Get a second opinion from someone else before just giving up on the jeep.The problems you wrote doesn't make all the sense it should. Good Luck
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Unread 06-06-2002, 08:58 PM   #6
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Yeah, actually, now that I think about it, lostboy's right. That doesnt sound right at all. There might still be a chance for that ole' baby.
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Unread 06-06-2002, 09:57 PM   #7
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by lostboy:
<strong>WHOA.....hold on a minute....I've been around cars a long time..(not lettin on HOW long)..and I have never heard of this ...if a fuel pump quits...engine stops...no problem...replace the pump.....DON'T LET SOMEONE RIP YOU OFF JUST 'CAUSE YOU'RE A GIRL...It still happens all the time. Is the engine seized i.e ..can't turn over?....Get a second opinion. Have a compression test done ..Have your Best Male Friend ..Or Dad take it to a dealer to check it out ..I'm Not kidding ... Even in these enlightened times...women get ripped off all the time from shady mechanics how many miles are on this motor? how is the body?...Is the tranny good?....all things you need to consider before lettin go of all that cash....Good Luck</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">A leaking diphragm in a mechanical fuel pump can definately cause fuel to get into the block and thin out the oil - I have seen it several times in my MANY years of motoring! Most of the time there is no indication something is wrong since the carb can only use a fraction of what the pump puts out.

The mechanic's explanation makes total sense to me.
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Unread 06-07-2002, 08:27 AM   #8
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Had it checked by someone else...it's definitely blown ...going to use it as a trade on a 93 to a guy who fixes jeeps....thanks for all the help
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