Is there such thing as a dependable engine? -
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 > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > Is there such thing as a dependable engine?

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRubicon Express Suspensions from CCOR 706-207-4140Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955

Unread 10-18-2001, 07:26 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 162
Is there such thing as a dependable engine?

I have run out of patience with my 4.2L. I am now in the process of replacing my fuel pump, and I have rebuilt my carb, and it still runs like crap. Is there a good dependable engine out there, that swap well into jeeps? I don't want to upgrade my Axles, but I will if it's neccesary. I think a 350 would be overkill. I was thinking about a V6, or maybe swapping in the 4.0 L H.O. heads onto my block. I used ot want to swap for power, and coolness, now I just want an engine I can depend on. Thanks for any advice


95 YJ 2.5L 5 Speed

Fightin a war against Florida Rust!
Brendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-19-2001, 07:21 AM   #2
glm 87 wrangler
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fayetteville NC
Posts: 271
I feel your pain, I too have been ,well pissed with my performance of the 4.2.So far I have changed my carb to a weber and added TFI,Now I would take it down the bad area of town and not worry to much if I will make it
out alive.I am fairly good at rebuilding carbs and the carter was easy, just would not work.I did that twice..The carter was designed to fail plan and simple..keep the 4.2 give it a chance..
Gary 87 Wrangler 4.2 258 with weber carb and TFI upgrade.
31/10.5 and Nutter bypass!
glm 87 wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

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