Sorry for the vicious flaming,, just one of my pet peves. anyway,, what i would do in your situation is #1 take it to a second mechanic to get a second opinion and mabey even a third mechanic. more that likley you can just slap a new high performance cam and lifter set, a new oil pump, and some synthetic oil in it and it should be off and running. you would be suprised at what kind of abuse those motors can handle. it would have you a lot of money and hassel. just my thoughts. let us know what you end up doing. but i would deffinatly get 1 or two more opinions about your JEEP heheheh
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