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Unread 04-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #46
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:03 PM   #47
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Guess I should update since I have some downtime, between finances, injury, and other nuisances it has been a slow go of things.

I have the beast fired up, but was shipped the wrong PCM, which has me running in limp mode since it is looking for an auto trans... Not entirely enthused by this, but those are my only CEL codes.
Decided that I was not interested in A/C so I opted to eliminate the compressor, while at the same time swapping the dodge PS setup for the jeep style, this allowed me to use the existing coolant overflow bottle in the stock location.
I decided not to use the A/C eliminator pulley, extra pulley = more drag, and about $30-45 depending on where you buy... but since jeep didn't offer a grand cherokee 5.9 without a/c I had to do some research...
The v8 is a 7 rib belt, without the eliminator pulley this belt needs to be 82.5" long.
Dodge ram v10 trucks without A/C utilize a 7 rib 82.5" belt as well as some foreign applications, so it is not a hard belt to find (picked mine up for $15)
This setup allows a lot more room and eliminates the close proximity the belt has to the upper radiator hoses.
I chose also to change all the engine management sensors, and O2 sensors, tstat, cap and rotor for under $200, why not?!
At this point I have the stock durango y pipe feeding a 3" cat and 40 series flowmaster, my only codes are PCM related so I got my wiring right the first time, which I wasn't too concerned with.
I fab'd up my shifter to work with the stock console for now, plans are to bend up my own 14 gauge console at some point.

I have a slight noise in the bellhousing which I suspect is the clutch, gonna tear it apart and inspect it when my hand is healed.
I will update the thread with some pictures in a bit
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Unread 05-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #48
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Photos of the front of motor using tj 4.0 shroud, 98 ZJ mechanical fan, ZJ power steering setup, and 82.5" 7 rib belt to omit the a/c and the need for a bypass pulley as well as maintain stock coolant overflow bottle location
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Unread 05-16-2013, 02:59 PM   #49
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For the most part I have all the major issues from this swap handled, but since I started this jeep from a bare frame and have purchased rust free body parts second hand I still have tons to do. Paint, lift, 1 ton axle build and install, roll cage, but for now at least it is able to start and run without issues.
Got a 2000 wrangler headed to me I picked up in a trade for a 2003 impala I had sitting around not being driven. It has a blown/seized 4 cyl with a 5 speed. Gonna see what I can do about fixing the 4cyl to drive it around while I start gathering and making parts for a hemi swap for that one. And
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Unread 05-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #50
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The fan clearance looks good. Is that with the AA motor mounts in the suggested loaction? I've only half way mocked mine up and do not forsee any issues using the mechanical fan.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #51
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Unread 05-16-2013, 03:59 PM   #52
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Yes, that is with the aa mounts as suggested with a 3 degree tilt to the rear at the mounts
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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:51 AM   #53
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Black 2000 wrangler in the foreground is the new add to the driveway. 2.5l, 5sp no abs, AC, and completely stock with no mods, that's gonna change...
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Unread 05-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #54
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That looks just like what I have started with, except mine is green and the 2.5l was blown and barely ran.

What's the plans for this one?
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #55
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Well, I'm thinking about throwing another 4 in it so it can be driven around this summer while I work on finishing my current build, and while possibly sourcing a hemi, or building a magnum 408 stroker. It's all up to what deals come along, and what kinda scratch the ole lady lets me be irresponsible with
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Unread 05-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #56
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Looks like the only issue with this 4 cylinder in the 2000 TJ is a failed timing tensioner, for $60 for a timing set, another $30 in gaskets and an afternoons labor it looks like I'm going to just fix it and then drive it around on squirrel power while I decide what direction it's gonna go.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #57
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Nice thread
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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #58
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Lots of good 5.9 swap info in here . Nice work so far .
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:36 AM   #59
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Unread 07-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #60
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Thanks, I guess I need to update it more often, and actually work on it. Been busy working on the 2000 TJ bringing it back up to snuff.
As it sits now, the 5.9 fires up, no codes, but has a lot of tidying up under the hood
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