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post #31 of 567 Old 09-09-2013, 09:49 PM
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post #32 of 567 Old 09-10-2013, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys, I contemplating looking at this one tonight. Any thoughts?
http://boise.craigslist.org/pts/4055917045.html
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post #33 of 567 Old 09-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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Will that fit in a YJ? That is pretty awesome

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Will that fit in a YJ? That is pretty awesome
Yep! Called the guy and he said he's not selling it... hhhmmmm so why put it on CL then.
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post #35 of 567 Old 09-10-2013, 05:05 PM
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Yep! Called the guy and he said he's not selling it... hhhmmmm so why put it on CL then.
That's happened to me a lot...
Are you going to look at that 5.9 tonight still? Be patient man, the right motor will crop up!

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That's happened to me a lot...
Are you going to look at that 5.9 tonight still? Be patient man, the right motor will crop up!

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Yeah like I texted you earlier I looked at the 5.9 tonight. It appeared to be super clean. No oil on top and didnt smoke at all. He started it right up and reved it up and it sounded great. No ticks or rattles. It did have some oil seepage around the valve covers and had a little on the bottom of the motor.
The really bad is the milage, at least I think 180k.
The really good, is he said I can take it to my grandpas shop (right down the road) and pull the motor. Along with that i can take anything I need with it as far the engine goes. Computer, wiring, starter all that good stuff!

So.... Now the question is do I buy it for $300? The only problem I have with it is the high mileage. Opinions?

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Yep! Called the guy and he said he's not selling it... hhhmmmm so why put it on CL then.
I think Ill reply to it for sags just to see what they say. That is weird. There is one for sale on CL in my area. Actually there are a few.

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Yeah like I texted you earlier I looked at the 5.9 tonight. It appeared to be super clean. No oil on top and didnt smoke at all. He started it right up and reved it up and it sounded great. No ticks or rattles. It did have some oil seepage around the valve covers and had a little on the bottom of the motor.
The really bad is the milage, at least I think 180k.
The really good, is he said I can take it to my grandpas shop (right down the road) and pull the motor. Along with that i can take anything I need with it as far the engine goes. Computer, wiring, starter all that good stuff!

So.... Now the question is do I buy it for $300? The only problem I have with it is the high mileage. Opinions?

and GO!
Shooter if he will let you take it for a compression test do that if it checks out good then run it. Im picking up a 5.2 out of a grand Cherokee this weekend for $150 with unknown miles on It Im taking a gamble on it but it runs good and seems clean.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Well guys I started to tear my motor apart tonight. Theres no turing back now! Pulled the header and carb to hopefully sell in the morning.
A quick update on my motor search. I'v decided to keep looking for a lower miles motor. Going to go to a few yards tomorrow to see what they have.



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So toady I pulled more crap out of the engine bay. Trying to stay super organized and keep things clean. Im ready to pull the motor out I just need a hoist. Going to call a couple friends tomorrow other wise ill have to rent one. I also pulled the trigger on a motor. ill pick up a 5.9 on sunday with all the parts and pieces. Pretty stoked! Iv never done any kind of major motor stuff like this so its fun to figure things out as I go.

Heres some pics of the progress. This will be a pretty slow build as funds are super short.


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Looking good buddy I just pulled the trigger on the 5.2. Looks like we will be doing a swap at the same time.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Looking good buddy I just pulled the trigger on the 5.2. Looks like we will be doing a swap at the same time.
Heck yeah! Ill prob be asking you questions as we go! lol
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Heck yeah! Ill prob be asking you questions as we go! lol
Cool we can learn together. I just hope it dont take me a year to swap it in. Haha Im going on a trail ride tomorrow hoping the ol 4.2 holds up for a little longer.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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lookin good, keep it comin. i wanna see how those 5.2s do in the yjs

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post #45 of 567 Old 09-14-2013, 11:10 PM
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lookin good, keep it comin. i wanna see how those 5.2s do in the yjs
One of my local friends has one in his SOA '90 and it honestly kicks butt. Does 75 easy on the freeway up 6% grades and has plenty of grunt on the trails. Its a great swap!

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