I got the -06 TJ motor a few days ago and it looks like it's gonna fit just fine. Like you said, they should have fixed the problem on these late models. Does anyone know if I can see any differences on the heads now when I have removed the valve over on both of them?
I will write here when the swap is complete Joe. I thought it would be easy to find a good engine in USA?
I finally got the old engine out today, everything is rusted, I had to use a lot of heat at the bell housing bolts to break them loose. This is my first WJ and probably my last one. Everything takes way more time to remove or fix than it should. Even my 5.2 ZJ have more room under the hood. Why would someone put the AC compressor under the powersteering pump with steel tubes attached to it? On the XJs, ZJs and probably the early TJs it's on top of the engine and they used hoses. When I did the plenum gasket I just removed the compressor and put it away without draining the system? The grill is another thing, on the WJ I had to remove the entire front bumper since it's made together with the grill? And what about the black steel pieces supporting the transmission and engine? Why? When I go for another Jeep it will be pre -99