Ok so I was delayed by weather and work, but I finally got it picked up
story, friend from my 240 fire class bought this when it had 40K on it, has always taken it to the shop to get work done and always maintained. one day it started making a loud knock while leaving from class; he almost made it home and it blew, never lost oil pressure just did the usual death a 4.0 does and shut it down right as he pulled in his drive
he thought about working on it for a long time but finally decided he didnt want to deal with it at all, he went and bought a 2012 civic to replace it. it is in immaculate shape zero rust above and below. interior always kept up. will be tearing the motor apart to see what the damage is and get a list together. got underneath it a few minutes ago and noticed a "tip of your thumb" dent protruding from the oil pan, so im guessing thats a connecting rod. let me know what you guys think its not getting a lift just going to be a daily driver.
it has 156k on it, 242 SelecTrac, it has the 4.0 in it
my guess would be that the 4 or 5 piston shattered and killed it.
98 ZJ 4.0 Lifted with stuff
2001 WJ not lifted no stuff