Originally Posted by zboy421
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.