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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #8176
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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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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #8177
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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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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:53 PM   #8178
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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...
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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #8179
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #8180
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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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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:33 PM   #8181
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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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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #8182
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:57 PM   #8183
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At the dealership or do they have them at pep boys or AutoZone?
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Unread 07-26-2013, 01:14 AM   #8184
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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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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:45 AM   #8185
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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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Unread 07-26-2013, 05:46 AM   #8186
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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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Unread 07-26-2013, 06:10 AM   #8187
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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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Unread 07-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #8188
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i like felpro for all my gaskets. just personal prefrence
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Unread 07-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #8189
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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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Unread 07-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #8190
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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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