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Unread 12-29-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Bought a YJ, but it needs an engine. Thoughts?

Greetings forum members,

I picked up a 1990 YJ from a family friend for $1,000! Sadly, the 4-cyl that came with it is about to die. I want to put a reasonable 6-cyl in it and make it my day-to-day vehicle. My questions are:

- How much should I expect to spend?
- Should I go with the I6 that was standard in the same model?
- Should I expect to change the tranny too?
- Did you get anything good for Christmas?

Many thanks for your thoughts. Happy Holidays!

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Unread 12-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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To put an I6 in you would need a new computer
And fab up new motor mounts the 4 cyl wont work

IMO there isn't anything wrong with the 4 cyl engine it has enough power to get around.

In the end its up to you but I would consider a reman 4 banger and enjoy it. If you did the work yourself you would be into it for 2500 including purchase price good luck and welcome to the forum
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