Need some help making a decision. - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Need some help making a decision.

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great value

Reply
Unread 06-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
mcgyver210
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 59
Need some help making a decision.

I have had my sons 88 Jeep 4.2L Project on old for a while but we are now starting to work on it. We almost just bought a newer one but decided we could just put some money into this one & come out better since we would know what we have

I live in TN & we do have emissions testing even though not as strict as many other states so I want his to pass of course.

We had decided to either go with the Howell TBI or the Mopar/Hesco MPFI kit. I was going to do the compression test to see how strong the engine is before deciding which way to go.

Now I have been offered a Professionally Rebuilt 4.2L engine with 4.0L Head professionally reworked with water jackets sealed. This also will come with complete wiring Harness & the MPFI etc.

Seems I will need the Dampener & maybe a fuel pump. I am researching to make sure of anything else that may be needed which is one of my questions here?

I also will not be giving a core so I will keep existing engine in this deal.

My reason for thinking of changing is Im not really that sure of the overall condition of the existing engine & with the cost of the Mopar MPFI as a factor I can just add a little more & replace with this rebuilt engine with the 4.0L head as well as MPFI which on the surface seems like a better approach. I have read here many times people giving advice for this setup or Strokers?

So what would any of you do in this case any advice is appreciated?

__________________
Jeep Newbie
Everyone has an opinion & this is just mine sorry if it offends anyone.

| ______
/l ,[____],
l----L-[]lllllll[]-
./.\.\./.\.,,,./.\
()_)-()_)--o)_)

1988 Black YJ 4.2L AT
1994 Red YJ 4.0L MT
mcgyver210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
superj
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: corpus christi, texas
Posts: 6,013
I guess the price and how comfortable you are with the deal and builder is the deciding factor. Fuel injection is a huge plus so weigh everything and decide if its worth it.
__________________
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men- Stephen King.

"Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction". --I am not sure who said this but it properly describes our president.
superj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
mcgyver210
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 59
Money is not the major factor I just want this Jeep to be reliable & run well.

I have been doing allot of reading & it seems many here like the 4.0L Head on the 4.2L. Being as I know nothing of the history of the current engine I kinda like the idea of a fresh engine as well as the MPFI.

The guy says he had an RV Cam & most parts upgraded because he was building it for his personal project 88 Jeep.
__________________
Jeep Newbie
Everyone has an opinion & this is just mine sorry if it offends anyone.

| ______
/l ,[____],
l----L-[]lllllll[]-
./.\.\./.\.,,,./.\
()_)-()_)--o)_)

1988 Black YJ 4.2L AT
1994 Red YJ 4.0L MT
mcgyver210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
superj
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: corpus christi, texas
Posts: 6,013
Not saying money is the deciding factor, saying weigh the options if the price and knowledge of the builder are worth it. A person saying they did a lot of work is hard to prove if you didn't see the build. That is all I meant.
__________________
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men- Stephen King.

"Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction". --I am not sure who said this but it properly describes our president.
superj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
mcgyver210
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by superj View Post
Not saying money is the deciding factor, saying weigh the options if the price and knowledge of the builder are worth it. A person saying they did a lot of work is hard to prove if you didn't see the build. That is all I meant.
Sorry I didn't mean you was saying anything about price. Only thing as proof is receipts & contact info for shop.
__________________
Jeep Newbie
Everyone has an opinion & this is just mine sorry if it offends anyone.

| ______
/l ,[____],
l----L-[]lllllll[]-
./.\.\./.\.,,,./.\
()_)-()_)--o)_)

1988 Black YJ 4.2L AT
1994 Red YJ 4.0L MT
mcgyver210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
superj
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: corpus christi, texas
Posts: 6,013
Yes sir, no problemo.
__________________
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men- Stephen King.

"Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction". --I am not sure who said this but it properly describes our president.
superj is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.