Originally Posted by Midnightluckey
If you had ever spent all of five minutes working on a full size Chevrolet van, you wouldn't have one bad thing to say about the engine bay in a Zj. The one we used to had must've had something like a 16" hood.
This one takes the cake. I've worked on some stupid cars in my past
- 2002 VW Bug--Wheels and fenders have to come off to get at the radiator
- 2001 Mini Cooper--PS Pump... This one still gives me nightmares
- 2001 Hyundai Elantra--Tried to eat me alive. I have scars up to my elbows from replacing the timing chain.
- 1999 Nissan Maxima--To remove the alternator, the car has to be up in the air, front wheel removed, wheel wells removed, AC compressor totally removed, PS pump relocated
- 2009 Chevy 2500 Van--**** that van. There's a V8 somewhere under there...
So... You know you own a ZJ when you can appreciate just how spacious the engine bay is. It's not quite like my old truck where I could sit on the bumper, put both feet on the frame rails, and just work on the 318 all day long, but it's really not that bad.
March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys