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post #1 of 8 Old 04-29-2016, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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RIP old motor in with the New Sunday.

Well the old 95 2.5 with 144k started missing / Idling rough below 1200 rpm after it would smooth out. A friend that is a mechanic at a dealership came over , looked at it pulled fuel injector plug number 1 and no change. He checked and made sure the injector was firing and it was. He did a compression check on #1 cylinder and it was at 65! :^(
He put a little oil in #1 and compression went to 150 and motor ran smooth, until oil burned off and compression went back down to 65.
He said it is time to replace and we will call around to the junk yards and get a used motor for around $300 they are a dime a dozen. Well we called around and there is only 2 yes 2 motors within 200 miles of Tampa and they want $850 for a used motor and could not tell us how many miles were on them! SMH !!! So I ordered a long block from Advance Auto Parts for $1500. OK LET THE BASHING START..... Yes I am putting back in the 2.5 and not a 6 or a V8, let me explain !!! LOL
It is our 17 year old daughters jeep, so the V8 is out and the difference in power to go to a 6 is not worth it, she drives 4 miles back and forth to school and work...
So if the motor get delivered Saturday our funday Sunday will be putting in the ne motor. My friend said it is a very easy swap and should take no longer than 4 hours. Wish me luck!!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-30-2016, 05:49 AM
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Well the old 95 2.5 with 144k started missing / Idling rough below 1200 rpm after it would smooth out. A friend that is a mechanic at a dealership came over , looked at it pulled fuel injector plug number 1 and no change. He checked and made sure the injector was firing and it was. He did a compression check on #1 cylinder and it was at 65! :^(
He put a little oil in #1 and compression went to 150 and motor ran smooth, until oil burned off and compression went back down to 65.
He said it is time to replace and we will call around to the junk yards and get a used motor for around $300 they are a dime a dozen. Well we called around and there is only 2 yes 2 motors within 200 miles of Tampa and they want $850 for a used motor and could not tell us how many miles were on them! SMH !!! So I ordered a long block from Advance Auto Parts for $1500. OK LET THE BASHING START..... Yes I am putting back in the 2.5 and not a 6 or a V8, let me explain !!! LOL
It is our 17 year old daughters jeep, so the V8 is out and the difference in power to go to a 6 is not worth it, she drives 4 miles back and forth to school and work...
So if the motor get delivered Saturday our funday Sunday will be putting in the ne motor. My friend said it is a very easy swap and should take no longer than 4 hours. Wish me luck!!!
It takes as long as it takes to do it right. Take pics. It might be easier if you pop the fenders and grill and radiator off. More space, makes it way easier on the bolts on the manifold and mounts.
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So we got it done. It was pretty easy, no hick ups! One thing is when I called LQK salvage yard for a motor the only thing they had was a rebuilt ones for $1800. So we ordered the one from Advance auto parts for $1500, when it showed up it was from LQK Reman plant. I also found out that Ford motor company bought out LQK! I know it was only a 2.5 but everything looked brand new , incredible shape! While we did the switch I spent about $300 more for everything to bolt on to be brand new. Only old parts was Alt power, steering pump ,oil pan, intake and starter. I am glad I did so less problems down the road. You pay now or later and uslay it cost more later!
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So we got it done. It was pretty easy, no hick ups! One thing is when I called LQK salvage yard for a motor the only thing they had was a rebuilt ones for $1800. So we ordered the one from Advance auto parts for $1500, when it showed up it was from LQK Reman plant. I also found out that Ford motor company bought out LQK! I know it was only a 2.5 but everything looked brand new , incredible shape! While we did the switch I spent about $300 more for everything to bolt on to be brand new. Only old parts was Alt power, steering pump ,oil pan, intake and starter. I am glad I did so less problems down the road. You pay now or later and uslay it cost more later!
Looks good man! Glad to hear that you're back on the road!

One point though, I work for LKQ, and we have NOT been bought out by Ford, lol! I think somebody gave you some bad information there.

If you can't be good, be good at it! >:-D
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So we got it done. It was pretty easy, no hick ups! One thing is when I called LQK salvage yard for a motor the only thing they had was a rebuilt ones for $1800. So we ordered the one from Advance auto parts for $1500, when it showed up it was from LQK Reman plant. I also found out that Ford motor company bought out LQK! I know it was only a 2.5 but everything looked brand new , incredible shape! While we did the switch I spent about $300 more for everything to bolt on to be brand new. Only old parts was Alt power, steering pump ,oil pan, intake and starter. I am glad I did so less problems down the road. You pay now or later and uslay it cost more later!
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-21-2016, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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I am sorry you are correct about Ford owning LQK, I should have researched it before I said that. Well hell your company rocks and I would buy another motor from them if I had to!
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I should have looked into this more before I decided to rebuild my 2.5L. A drop in replacement would have saved me a lot of time. Oh well!

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Here's another option for a crate engine https://www.sandjengines.com/# , this is where I'll be looking when it's time
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