Engine Swap - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > Engine Swap

Introducing MONSTALINERô UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineGrizzly Lockers available at Rockridge4wd.comThe ULTIMATE "Selectable" Locker System! Brough

Reply
Unread 10-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
pwelch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: rochester, ny
Posts: 1
Engine Swap

I have a 2006 Wrangler SE with the 2.4L inline 4 cylinder engine. The engine blew due to a failed oil pan gasket while my girlfriend drove it to the Adirondack's without a clue.

My question is how much would I have to change to put a 6 cylinder engine like this in it? Probably not worth it I know but I would like to know.

Thanks

pwelch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-05-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
jjmoonen
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St Cloud, MN
Posts: 97
That is a big chunk of change for a reman engine imho. For that kind of money you could find a good lower mileage used option to throw in and get some performance goodies on top of it.

Yeah you could absolutely swap it in, but its not a yank the old drop in the new swap (engine swaps never are). You didnt mention what Trans. you have, but odds are very good its not going to hold up to the I6. SO you would have to get a trans that could hold up in that regard (the ax-15 or the one of the autos used for the 6 bangers depending on whether you have an auto of manual now). Then you may also be looking at different drive shaft lengths and changing the mounting locations of the trans and t-case mounts. Then there is cooling, the radiator will need to be upgraded to deal with the larger more powerful engine. Plus all the little stuff that may or may not need to be changed (throttle linkages and such).

Guys do it all the time but it is something you definitely need to do your homework on. Then when your done doing tons of research and you think you have all your bases covered, then the surprises show up.

I say do it, especially if the 4 popper puked its guts. No better time to add power.
__________________
Moondog
=================================================================================
If it wont go...force it.
jjmoonen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.