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Unread 12-03-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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my motor finally blew

Yep it went today at 65 on the highway looks like a rod went and blew thru the oil pan so i need a new motor if anyone has one or knows a good spot im in ct and also what should it cost to get it put in? Thanks for any help

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Unread 12-04-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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craigslist in ct. or car-part.com. just bought an engine head off there from a junkyard in new britain
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Unread 12-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Check LKQ first. A 4.0L brand new with 100k mile warrenty or 3 years for $1600 is the best deal I've found...and trust me I search for my parts. It should only cost $300 to get it installed and then you should get at least a hundred if not two back for bringing back or shipping back your old engine.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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On a 5 speed you've got to pull the tranny and transfer case which will eat a couple hundred of labor alone.

A proper install is more like 500-1000, and will probably require at least $200 in parts. I'd be very leery of the quality of a $300 install, that's something like 4 hours shop time which means shortcuts galore and every bolt tightened by an impact.

good luck
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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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I just had my '90 4.2L rebuilt in CA. It cost me $2500 for the rebuild, $600 for parts (including new hoses) and $500 labor for the shop to take it out, send it to the building shop and then put it back in. $3600 total. But while they had the engine out, they went through the tranny and also installed new brakes, so I got more than a new engine. An unexpected bonus: none of my gauges worked before the rebuild, now all of them do except the clock. So other than the fact that I've put way more money into her than she's worth, I've come to realize the true meaning of "It's a Jeep thing..."
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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:08 PM   #6
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Check LKQ first. A 4.0L brand new with 100k mile warrenty or 3 years for $1600 is the best deal I've found...and trust me I search for my parts. It should only cost $300 to get it installed and then you should get at least a hundred if not two back for bringing back or shipping back your old engine.
Where are you getting an engine installed for $300.00 ????? I don't live too far from you and have worked in the Automotive Field for over 20 years and have NEVER installed a engine that cheap! Even helping friends out and working at my house I would need to get closer to $500.00 to make it worth my time!
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Unread 12-04-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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On a 5 speed you've got to pull the tranny and transfer case which will eat a couple hundred of labor alone.
No need to pull the tranny or t-case. I have pulled the motor to change the clutch without taking out the tranny or t-case because at the time I had a back injury and didn't want to muscle them around under the Jeep.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #8
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I have bought used motors on both ebay and craigslist with good results. my one on ebay was an old 4.2L that was bored 60 over that included everything from the oil pan to the carb for only $50. I also bought a used motor on craiglslist that was just rebuilt with 150 miles on it. it was built from a 4.0 fuel injected motor into a 4.6L stroker that included all the wiring, computer, and everything else need to do the conversion for $1,600.
the video of the motor on craigslist right before I bought it from the previous owner. The previous owner of that motor gave me a 50K mile or 5 year warranty on the motor because it was his shop that built that motor. Why have someone do the engine swap for you when swapping the motor is really easy to do. You can easily have the motor swapped in a day and the only cost is what you will spend on lunch, snacks and the beverages of your choice. you do not need to pull the tranny or the transfer case. I never removed the grill or the fenders to do the swap. I built my engine hoist using some 4x4 wood beams and a steel pipe for my cross bar and used a come-a-long to lift the motor out.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #9
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Where are you getting an engine installed for $300.00 ????? I don't live too far from you and have worked in the Automotive Field for over 20 years and have NEVER installed a engine that cheap! Even helping friends out and working at my house I would need to get closer to $500.00 to make it worth my time!
I'm friends with a few local shops and a good friend of mine just asked me for $300 to do an engine swap on the burnt up 4.0L I just bought as a project. I mean he's a really good friend but at one point in time (only a few months ago) we were complete strangers so I figure that if I can get in with a shop that good, someone else can too. I've worked with him a few nights when he was building my first YJ with me and we did a side project of swaping a 2.5L in a TJ, we got the whole thing done in under 2 days (after school from 4pm to about 1am both days) and then gave it back to the car lot running perfectly, I even drove it back to the lot.

It will cost about $200 in extras for the swap...a new water pump, radiator, coil, alternator usually, but that all depends on how good the stuff is on there now. I would replace all that stuff anyways just because its less thats going to need to be done down the road and $200 for a piece of mind is worth it.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #10
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Thanks guys...i found a guy to swap it for 500$ plus fluids but i just have to find a motor i know they are floating around here for like 400$ 500$ i just need to find one
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Unread 12-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #11
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there is one on craigslist in norwalk ct
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Unread 12-06-2011, 08:58 PM   #12
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A 2.5?
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Unread 12-08-2011, 06:13 PM   #13
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So i couldn't find the one on craigs list and i found one on the website that was posted earlier but it has 175000 and they want a 1100$ anyone have any ideas?
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Unread 12-08-2011, 06:37 PM   #14
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Pass on that. Most overpriced engine of the year award worthy.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #15
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the one in norwalk was a 6
you are in the middle of the state, go to crazedlist and figure out how far you want to travel. its a better search
you can be in mass,ri, nj, pa and ny in about 2 hrs from where you are
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