post #1 of Old 05-02-2013, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep 4.0l install time

Hello I was just wondering if anybody knew how long it usually takes to install a reman 4.0? I just did one and it took about 35 hours

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post #2 of Old 05-02-2013, 05:42 AM
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post #3 of Old 05-02-2013, 07:08 AM
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Pros can do it in 8 hours or less. DIY guys can do it in about 2 days if the turn wrenches a lot. It would take me a couple of days to stab in a long block. The key is a combination of the right tools and knowledge of sequence on install.

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post #4 of Old 05-02-2013, 08:29 AM
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I will find out this weekend and time myself. Kinda curious now to see how long it will take me ..... I have a few more parts to gather but plan is to get block in place and bolted up tonight and get rest of odd ball parts by this weekend.

Now to stay fair we timing wrenching time or around the clock from engine stand to running ??
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post #5 of Old 05-02-2013, 09:53 AM
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35 hours to remove old engine and install new one? That is a really long time.
35 hours to install new engine into empty engine bay? That is an exceptionally looong time.

To remove/disconnect everything from the old engine and then reinstall/reconnect everything shouldn't take more than 10-12 hours for someone doing it for the first time. This doesn't include any extensive engine bay cleaning, painting, or beer breaks.

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post #6 of Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 AM
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Well some of use may take more beer breaks then others..... Lol.

And also it depends on if you have people around or not...... I have figured out ... As much as I like drinking buddy's around while I work on jeep, it normally takes me 3x as long cuz of all the Bsin goin on
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...it normally takes me 3x as long cuz of all the Bsin goin on
Very true.

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post #8 of Old 05-03-2013, 02:17 AM
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Ok In 4 hours I put lower half in, bolted it to tranny, put head on, put brackets for alt, and ac and put ac and alt in, and made maybe 50% of wire connections (and redid my ground wires) if I had pushrods and header I think I could button this up in next hour or two.

I'm actually ahead of schedule for once ..... !!!!holy crap !!!! lol But that gonna change cuz I ain't ordered header (still don't know what route to go with it... And can't seem to get any opinions to make my mind up for me lol)

Ok I'm done rambling its late ( I mean early ) and them beer breaks getting the best of me lol
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