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post #8176 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 09:39 PM
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haven't decided yet?
not yet. i can get a junkyard motor with 112k on it for around 500, i can rebuild mine for probably around 650-700. yeah its more, but it will be essentially a brand new engine. the bulk of that price is for reman heads, 175 a pop. i dont know what to do. i have some time to think though, because i dont have the money for either.


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post #8177 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 09:52 PM
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id go to the dealer and buy the mopar gasket for it. much better gasket. at the very least, use a rubber fel pro gasket.
Are Hastings filters/gaskets any good? Because that's what I bought for the service.
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post #8178 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 09:53 PM
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not yet. i can get a junkyard motor with 112k on it for around 500, i can rebuild mine for probably around 650-700. yeah its more, but it will be essentially a brand new engine. the bulk of that price is for reman heads, 175 a pop. i dont know what to do. i have some time to think though, because i dont have the money for either.
I say rebuild is well worth the extra cost. You never know what you get with a Junkyard unit...

95 zj 5.2 np242 3.5'' IRO lift, IRO adjustable arms, KOR front trackbar, steering stabilizer and box brace, IRO rear adjustable trackbar, bilsteins, Hughes plenum plate, flow master 40, 31x10.5s on 15'' dc-2 rims
Mopar or no car!
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post #8179 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 09:59 PM
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id go to the dealer and buy the mopar gasket for it. much better gasket. at the very least, use a rubber fel pro gasket.
I've always used wix filters so bought the kit for my tranny when I changed the fluid and filter. Have had no problems. My old dodge shadow has about 70000 miles on it since I last changed the fluid in it and that wix gasket has never leaked a drop.

95 zj 5.2 np242 3.5'' IRO lift, IRO adjustable arms, KOR front trackbar, steering stabilizer and box brace, IRO rear adjustable trackbar, bilsteins, Hughes plenum plate, flow master 40, 31x10.5s on 15'' dc-2 rims
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post #8180 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 10:08 PM
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I say rebuild is well worth the extra cost. You never know what you get with a Junkyard unit...
thats what im thinking. again it all comes down to the money.

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post #8181 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 10:33 PM
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I've always used wix filters so bought the kit for my tranny when I changed the fluid and filter. Have had no problems. My old dodge shadow has about 70000 miles on it since I last changed the fluid in it and that wix gasket has never leaked a drop.
How much was that?
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post #8182 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 10:51 PM
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$14 for the filter and gasket for the Jeep I think. It's been a while but I know it wasn't bad at all.

95 zj 5.2 np242 3.5'' IRO lift, IRO adjustable arms, KOR front trackbar, steering stabilizer and box brace, IRO rear adjustable trackbar, bilsteins, Hughes plenum plate, flow master 40, 31x10.5s on 15'' dc-2 rims
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post #8183 of 10778 Old 07-25-2013, 10:57 PM
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At the dealership or do they have them at pep boys or AutoZone?
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post #8184 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 12:14 AM
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if you are careful..don't break it..you can reuse the cork oem gasket on the tranny pan. that is what i did. been driving it hard for over a year and still no leaks. i have allways had trouble with those cheap rubber ones that come in the kits. they always sem to blow out on me for some reason.
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post #8185 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 02:45 AM
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Just get a new one.
At the autozone by my house its 6 bucks.
Just torque the bolts correctly and there should be no problems.
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post #8186 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 04:46 AM
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I say rebuild is well worth the extra cost. You never know what you get with a Junkyard unit...
I agree. I had a jy motor in mine when it started to go. Got a good 5 yrs out of it but when the time came I didn't want to plan on a re-do in another 5! I broke down and got a crate, more expesive but worth the piece of mind to me. After all it IS a jeep, ill have plenty of other things on my plate at some point to worry about!

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post #8187 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 05:10 AM
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At the dealership or do they have them at pep boys or AutoZone?
Most part stores carry wix products.

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post #8188 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 08:55 AM
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i like felpro for all my gaskets. just personal prefrence

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post #8189 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 09:30 AM
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Are the wix gaskets cork. That's the only thing that bothers me is that they are cork gaskets and I heard cork gaskets are bad.
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post #8190 of 10778 Old 07-26-2013, 09:31 AM
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Are the wix gaskets cork. That's the only thing that bothers me is that they are cork gaskets and I heard cork gaskets are bad.
If used correctly, cork gaskets are fine. They just take a little more work. If you clamp them with the pan for a couple of hours to flatten them out then coat both sides with a thin coat of RTV they will seal fine.
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