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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Recommendations for a replacement engine?

I've had my jeep for 3 years now, and this morning, I believe I cracked a piston head, there is a loud ticking noise, and concentrated gray smoke comes out the tailpipe.

I am interested in buying a new or rebuilt engine. Does anyone have any recommendations as to where to go and what to get? Currently it has an inline 4cyl, and I'd like to beef it up to a V6. I am not a motor-head to say the least, and therefore I am very unfamiliar with the process of purchasing and installing a new engine. Are there requirements I should be looking for?

A friend of mine has a totaled 97 Dodge 1500 with a V8 5.7L Magnum, could that engine fit my needs?

I'd greatly appreciate any help....

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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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If you or someone have the know how then yes the 5.7 will fit but there is a lot of work involved.
You should check out this web site further and check Jp magazine for a write up on this and check out www.burnsvilleoffroad.com they have been doing these engine swaps for years.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
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I've had my jeep for 3 years now, and this morning, I believe I cracked a piston head, there is a loud ticking noise, and concentrated gray smoke comes out the tailpipe.

I am interested in buying a new or rebuilt engine. Does anyone have any recommendations as to where to go and what to get? Currently it has an inline 4cyl, and I'd like to beef it up to a V6. I am not a motor-head to say the least, and therefore I am very unfamiliar with the process of purchasing and installing a new engine. Are there requirements I should be looking for?

A friend of mine has a totaled 97 Dodge 1500 with a V8 5.7L Magnum, could that engine fit my needs?

I'd greatly appreciate any help....

Motor swaps with a fuel injected, non-original motor are difficult and time consuming. If you cannot do it yourself, it will cost thousands and can easily reach $10,000 or more.

A '97 Dodge would have a 5.2 or a 5.9.

The 5.7 Hemi in Dodge trucks came along in '02 or '03.

You can fit practically any motor in the TJ engine bay.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Did you mean 5.2L magnum? I just finished my swap and evan at burnsville offroad knows his stuff. Its a fairly easy swap also
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