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post #1 of 6 Old 04-25-2002, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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New Motor for new member

Today is my first time using a forum so please forgive my inexperience. I am having problems with my 258 straight six. My 88 wrangler is not ready to be pronounced dead so its time for a transplant. I was wondering if anyone could provide advise about how to go about getting a new motor for my YJ. Tips or guidelines or cautions appreciated. Thanks, Wolf

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-25-2002, 09:48 AM
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First question. Why are you going for a new motor as opposed to fixing the one you have?

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-25-2002, 10:58 AM
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If the engine is burning/blowing oil, pull it out and have it rebuilt. The 258 is a strong engine.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-25-2002, 11:32 AM
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Pull it and replace it with a 4.0 fuel injection. Go to the Swap Shop section, and make a post that ur looking for a 4.0, someone will have one, and thats how it works, or go to a local junk yard

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-25-2002, 03:13 PM
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There are many variations on doing a "swap", but the easiest and cheapest for you is to either have that one rebuilt, or get a rebuilt "long block" (includes the block and head assemblies), and swpa everything yourself, or have your QUALITY mechanic do it, LOL.

Any other swap may get you in deeper than it sounds like you want to be <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-25-2002, 03:20 PM
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Options abound as to what to do with your inline 6. For me, I blew two of them and two trannies (still on the first T-case). I got fed up with trying to keep my Jeep all Jeep and put the entire drivetrain of a '77 Chevy 1/2ton into my 88YJ. Check my page <a href="http://members.shaw.ca/snowjeep/modifications/halfton.htm" target="_blank">here</a> to see my quick writeup about my changeover (pictures will follow when I get a chance).

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