I'm wondering about an outlet in the firewall on the passenger side. It's just above the starter and looks like a fitted connection for a hose. Not sure what that's for. I think all of the heater core lines are still connected at the firewall. Can't imagine what else it could be.
It's the drain tube for the AC/heater.
2000 WJ 4.0 NEW 4.6 stroker. W/ 4'' Tera Flex Long arm kit, KING 2.5s w/res front,2.5 Kings w/res Rear,Tom wood front drive, 33 x 15s KM2s, Bassett 15'x8 ,fully addjustible Tera flex Track bar, IRO 3link rear, EBC Dippled & sloted front disks, EBC green stuff pads, Iceland off road fender flairs''.
Had some delays due to having to relocate the workspace, but got everything reassembled and, with some other minor delays (poorly installed CPS), it lit right up. Throttle response and oil pressure are great. Revved it for break-in for about 20 minutes and then shut it down. I still need to reinstall the hood and fascia before I can actually take it out, but it's ready to roll.
It took me almost a year, but it's been a great experience.
Dont feel bad, it took me about that long. Good to hear you got it running. You'll have to let us know if you can really feel the differance with the mini-stroker. I know that my 4.6 is a definate advantage over my dads stock 04' 4.0, especally in the lower end of the rpm range.
1995 Cherokee 4.0 Stock(for now)
2002 Grand Cherokee Sport, OME HD lift, Bilstien 5100's, 63mm Bored t-body, IRO 2.5 exaust, 245/75/16 Revo2, Front tow hooks, 4.6L long rod stroker, Factory Jeep brush gaurd
It took a bit of work to get the hood aligned properly. That's a two person job. I didn't have the latch lined up right, so when you released the hood, it kinda torqued to one side rather than popping straight up. I couldn't have seen that from the driver's seat. Also worked on getting the hood/fender gaps just right.
We drove it around for about 20 miles and it ran brilliantly. Now I just need to get the a/c recharged and get it inspected.
At some point over this build, I swapped out the wheels and tires with my other WJ, which is a DD for Mrs K. I really don't like those Limited rims and the tires on there are crap, so I dumped them on the "project". So I've been shopping around for another set of Silverblades, but I really haven't found much. Eh, there's plenty of time, I guess.
It's too early to tell. I only put about 20 miles on it and never let it get above 3K rpms. I'll post back after the first oil change (500 miles).
In the meantime, I really want some option for those wheels. I guess those are chrome Rogues. I don't really like them and they're not in the best of shape. But if I could clean em up a bit and get the Rogue silver finish, I would. If anyone knows how to do that, I'd love to hear it.
It has about 800 miles on it now since the rebuild. I don't really notice a significant increase in power. It's definitely better (but not explosive) above 3K rpms, which is an odd place for this motor to make more power. I I did some timed runs - mostly 50-70 mph - before the rebuild and I haven't done those again yet. Those measures should tell me more. Also, it's still the stock TB and exhaust - both of those items could make this motor perform closer to my original expectations.