Ok, here goes nothing...a friend of my sons has a '95 YJ he's still making payments on, (he's only 16, so obviously he's broke) that we thought the head gasket was blown and had the head rebuilt. Lo and behold, it's something else, I'm guessing cracked block. Now, he's broke, his parents are broke, and to top it off, he's Jeepless! I'm hoping to find him a good motor to swap out and hoping someone has got one laying in the garage from a 4.0 changeover they want gone for really cheap? In or close to Virginia, I'm just really trying to help the kid out, his father was(is) a Marine, and his brother just finished boot camp so he can't help. Any help would be appreciated.
04-06-2013 07:22 PM
instead of posting here, try local Craigslist. Plenty of people swapping them and sell cheap whole motor.
Some U pull it places have them in cherokees too,. and dakotas. Same block, just stick his intake and accessories...
04-07-2013 07:28 AM
I've been searching craigslist for a couple weeks, and no luck so far, but I'll keep looking, this kid is pretty upset, and his parents are too. I wasn't sure a dakota engine would fit, now i'll add that to the search list, thanks.
04-07-2013 11:55 AM
I know a guy in WV who just cracked the head on his 4cyl. His screen name on here is asbury, I think he's trying to sell the block.
04-07-2013 12:13 PM
I have a 2.5 engine with all the internals. The only issue is that its got real bad blowby so the engine will need a rebuild, and the lifters click like mad.
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04-08-2013 09:46 AM
Hey Thefluffyone you might want to post to the wanted. Any 2.5l block from 87-99 from any of the Jeeps will work so post up to the wanted section here on the forum and check with the XJ guys as well. You are just a little too far or I could help you out. They are all over the place here and usually under $300 in good shape all day long.