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post #1 of 4 Old 03-13-2010, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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i'm swapping a 5.2 to 5.9, anything else i should do while its taken apart?

hey guys, i'm new to this forum, i tried searching but couldnt really find what i was looking for. i'm in the process of swapping a 5.9 into a 96 5.2, and i wanted to know if there was anything with these motors that usually dont get done that i should do while i have everything apart, anything at all that are buggers with these motors, anything that you can recommend. i dont really need help with the swap, i've done plenty before. just new to the chrysler/jeep motors and any quirks they might have.

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Timing set, plenum gasket (upgrade to a Hughes or APS plate, or make your own), oil pump, and rod bearings if you're in the mood.

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oil pump, water pump, plenum plate.

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You won't find an easier time to pull the heads on the new motor and inspect the bores and valves. Cost you a set of head gaskets and precious time.
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