Originally Posted by Robert J. yates
I've already covered the accessory drive difference.
I will say, the late model intake swap is a piece of cake... I have one on my rig so that a late model intake is there is not surprising to me. I am still perpelexed by the PCM though.... something weird going on there.....
All of that aside, it is very very difficult however, to get an early model motor to work in a late model truck due the accessory drive amongst other things.
My take it is a rebodied Jeep.... not a true 02. More like a crashed or theft recovery 97/98 and rebodied/rebadged to pump up the value.
I mean the mounting of the water pump. There's apparently an extra screw on the 2000. Facing the front of the motor, it's the top right corner.
I still haven't figured out if I can make a 98 block work with 2000 ignition, brackets, etc. The 98 blocks are easy to find and dirt cheap.
Mine- 2k TJ, RC 2.5 lift, .75 spacers, Soft 8s, 33" KM2s, winch, lights, and so on
Hers- 06 WK, bone stock until she leaves it and the credit card with me for an unsupervised weekend
You're the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a fish-squirrel.