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Unread 03-30-2010, 02:08 AM   #1
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Needing new engine

Well....... this bums me out.... in Dec of 08 when I returned home from all my training for the Army Reserves I purchased a 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ (with 100k had an evap leak, so i picked the jeep up for $5k) so i could roll with my dad and my uncle (who both have XJs) and i put a 3.5"lift (shackle rear w/ add-a-leaf) 31x10.5s A/Ts, Grille Guard, Rear bumper with Swing away tire carrier, and roof rack......... well it now has just turned over 143k and i have a loud Ticking noise, after an hour with my mechanic i found out indeed it is a ROD..... and what realy "erks" me is that there are no local mechanics that are willing to put new rods in it....... so i decided to put a new engine in it...... My uncle picked up an engine for 2300 and had an 5yr/100k warranty but has no clue what website he purchased it from..... SO WHAT IM ASKING is if anyone knows of a website that has better than stock 4.Os for 2300?????? or around that price range.......

Thanks Bummed Yell'r XJ

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Unread 03-30-2010, 03:31 AM   #2
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Why not just put in one that has a good warranty?
5yr 100k is pretty good warranty for a $2300 engine.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 03:33 AM   #3
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:30 AM   #4
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So ask around the local hot rod/4WD community and find someone willing to fix it.
Are you certain its not a lifter?
A bad rod won't just tick it will sound like a hammer. I would say pull the bottom end apart, check the rod bearings and main bearings, along with the crank.
The only reason that the rod, itself, would be bad would be if you somehow spun a bearing or maybe hydro-locked it and bent the rod. If the crank is still good, (it should be if it really only ticks, as opposed to thumps or bangs) you might be able to get away with replacing the bearings, gaskets and seals (a Saturday project).

It sounds like you need a better mechanic... Rod and main bearings are not a terribly big deal, even if the crank needs replacing/regrinding.

...a well prepped, well driven, vehicle should do well in any terrain, including the highway.

Carburetors became obsolete during the last century... do what ever it takes to get fuel injection...It makes bigger grins off road.
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