1998 4.0 moved to a 2000 4.0 Jeep G Chr
I just purchased a 2000 jeep grand Cherokee with a 4.0 w/183k miles. Runs and drives great. Just needed a front end alignment and 2 new tires. While I was having it evaluated at a shop they let me know of about $1900 in leaks. So, while looking for a set of used tires to match the two good tires on the Jeep, I happened to find a used, 100k mile, engine, trans, and transfer case from a 1098 Jeep Grand Cherokee for $300 (after much negotiations) and purchased it. I figured I could rebuild the entire motor with new gaskets and all and swap the original out for cheaper than fixing the current leaks.
Am I thinking correctly or missing something? Granted, there is the work and cost of parts. However, I can do this through the winter and swap the drive train at my leisure so not seeing the downside yet. Then I will sell the existing 183k mile drive train for the same as I paid for the 100K set-up, or close anyway.
Thoughts?!?!?! Am I missing something?
Last edited by xdmshawn; 11-21-2013 at 08:50 PM..