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Unread 07-08-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Unforseen charges?

Well you may have seen my other post regarding labor charges for an engine swap.

Well, I think i'll have enough in a few weeks, and was wondering if there were any extra charges that I may need to prepare for? Are there any parts that are usually replaced at the same time as the engine?

Just trying to prepare myself so I don't get hit in the face with unexpected charges. Thanks.

After paying for this I finally plan to start modifying my jeep! Can't wait.

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Unread 07-09-2005, 05:33 AM   #2
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Great...now nobody will see this. *sigh*
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Unread 07-09-2005, 07:42 AM   #3
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I looked for your first post but never found it. Provide a link or more info on what swap you are planning.
1986 CJ7, 4.2 w/4.0 head, TFI-HEI hybrid ignition, Clifford manifold w/Holley 390 w/cold air intake, OBA, 4.5" lift, Woody CV shaft and Tattons in front, 4.10 gears - lunchbox in front, Truetrac in the back, twin-sticked, blower upgrade for running topless, trying to keep it simple.

It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.
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Unread 07-10-2005, 01:17 PM   #4
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I assume you have purchased a short block to replace a broken motor, and don't plan on installing any performance type mods. If you haven't already, you'll need to pull the head(s) and have a valve job done (magnafluxing might be in order as well, depending on the reason you are replacing the motor). You'll need new gaskets for everything.
Depending on the mileage on your existing parts, you may want to simply buy new, such as fan and clutch, spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Exhaust manifold gaskets, O2 sensor(s), lifters and rods should be new, need an intake plenum gasket. I can't remember if a short block comes with water pump or not, but you'll surely want to replace all the hoses while your in there and perhaps have a radiator shop do a flush and test on your radiator too. Of course, you'll need new oil, filter and coolant. Plus assembly lube for your lifters and rods. Other than tools and such, I can't think of any other expenses involved in an engine swap.

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Unread 07-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply wvd.

I'll explain my situation a bit so you can better help me

I have a stock 1993 JGC Laredo inline 6 RWD.

It has 286k miles on it. It runs alright now, just nowhere near the amount of power i'm sure it once had, and it smokes a bit out the tailpipe (a little, but all the time). I found an engine through junkyarddog.com from a salvage yard in Indiana that I am going to buy. It has 46k miles on it and it has been cylinder leak, compression, and oil pressure tested as well as cleaned and whatnot.

I'm just going to have a shop replace my current engine with this one. Pretty much everything else in the jeep has been replaced in the last 5 years or is still working great.

Now, with that information, what do you have to add? I am looking for the cheapest way of just having someone replace my current pooped engine with this newer one. Thanks!
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