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View Poll Results: What to do?
scrap it for $450. (offer I was given) 0 0%
put in a $1000 used moter: ~$2500 including labor 2 33.33%
put in a Jasper $3000 remanufactured motor: ~$5300-$6000 including labor 0 0%
rebuild motor I have using machine shop: ~?? I guess $1500 plus maybe 1200 labor. 3 50.00%
Other - please specify below 1 16.67%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 01-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
clrthnkr
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What to do? - please vote

The engine in my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee just seized. Last year, I couldn't sell it so decided to fix it up and keep it. Summer '14 I spent $3500 on it including a NEW front diffential and NEW rear differential/limited slip. I've maintained it well for the last 5 years (half shafts, brakes, shocks, etc.) so the general mechanical condition is very good. Body, paint and interior are very good as well.
Options:
1) scrap it for $450. (offer I was given)
2) put in a $1000 used moter: ~$2500 including labor
3) put in a Jasper $3000 remanufactured motor: ~$5300-$6000 including labor
4) rebuild motor I have using machine shop: ~?? I guess $1500 plus maybe 1200 labor.

Please vote, thank you.
Mark

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Unread 01-11-2015, 02:13 PM   #2
jm8881
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What about buying a junkyard motor and putting it in yourself? Or get a garage to do it, it should be less than a grand all told. It only takes a couple of hours to replace a 4.0 in these things.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 06:43 AM   #3
clrthnkr
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This is actually the 5.2L V8. Mechanic quoted me 16 hours. Point taken however - thanks for your response.
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