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Unread 09-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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Remanufactured 4.0L Engine

Anyone had experience with any of the engine rebuilders?
Looking for recommendation on who to go with.... or who to stay away from.
Had one favorable report on JEEP ENGINE SALES.
Anyone know of them or had dealings?

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Unread 09-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #2
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Never bought a turnkey, but I've built a few 4.0's. Best advice I can tell you is don't waste your money on a pre built. Pull a part yards usually sell long blocks for less than 200$. A machine shop to clean it, bore it 0.30 over and re valve be around 400$ and new insides for 300$. Most everything (oil pump, crank, head, acc, etc) you can reuse after cleanup if they haven't failed. Crank can be resurfaced for a minimum. Cones down to time and skill. Not to bag or demean but I rebuilt my first engine as a junior in high school quite some years ago with no more knowledge than a book. I now run a 4.5l in our TJ. If your going to build one, pm me and I'll give you a junkyard list of what you'll need. I'd check your local machine shops and call some yards to get ballpark prices before deciding. - Brian
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Unread 09-16-2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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http://www.titanengines.com/index.ph...ducts_id=15750

Get a 4.6L stroker. Titan is cheaper than a Golem.

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Jeep 4.6 Stroker

Starting at: $2,495.00


Jeep 4.6 STROKER remanufactured long block. We also have a 4.7 Stroker available. 3 year-36,000 mile warranty. There is a $350.00 refundable core charge. Please read some of our specifics on our top of the line STROKER:
Bolt on 255HP@5000RPM, with 278lb/ft @ 4000 RPM
OE Jeep 4.2 3.895" stroker crankshaft. Precision ground, oil holes champer, and micro polished.
OE Jeep 4.2 rods 6.125" Rods have beed mag tested, reconditioned.
Silvolite #3241HC Hypereutectic pistons with coated skirts. The CR is 9.6:1 ( you can run pump gas with this 4.6 Stroker) The pin height is 1.592. Quench Height 0.041"
The cam we usually use is a Elgin .420 lift camshaft. It is hydraulic and the operating range is 1000-5000 RPM's The intake is 210@.050" and the exhaust is 215@.050" Lift is .420 on Exhaust and Intake. Lobe seperation is 110. The L2011 lifters are Melling.
The cylinder head is fitted with 1.94 intake valves, and 1.62 exhaust valves. The springs are new Elgin magnum springs along with new locks, seals. The combustion chamber is 62cc, and the intake runner is 156cc.
The rings are Hastings 2M4815 or Perfect Circle moly
The rod, main, and cam bearings are Clevite or King.
The Timing set is a roller Mellings set
The head gasket is a Mopar performance.
Freeze Plugs-Brass
Push Rods are new Melling
Oil Pump Melling M81A (High Volume is also available if desired)
Rotating assembly is balanced to within 1 gram.



I'm just waiting on mine to die now. 144k miles and counting.

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Hack work? :rofl: You just described half the modified jeeps on this board.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 08:35 AM   #4
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Never bought a turnkey, but I've built a few 4.0's. Best advice I can tell you is don't waste your money on a pre built. Pull a part yards usually sell long blocks for less than 200$. A machine shop to clean it, bore it 0.30 over and re valve be around 400$ and new insides for 300$. Most everything (oil pump, crank, head, acc, etc) you can reuse after cleanup if they haven't failed. Crank can be resurfaced for a minimum. Cones down to time and skill. Not to bag or demean but I rebuilt my first engine as a junior in high school quite some years ago with no more knowledge than a book. I now run a 4.5l in our TJ. If your going to build one, pm me and I'll give you a junkyard list of what you'll need. I'd check your local machine shops and call some yards to get ballpark prices before deciding. - Brian
Right there you're looking at $900. And a warrantied rebuilt 4.0 can be had for $1500. (With $400 Core price, and $150 shipping not factored in)

Personally, especially cause of where I live, theres no mechanic I'd trust here anymore to rebuild me one. IF I had a good place, I'd probably consider it.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Thanks guys....but not answering my question!
I don't have the time to rebuild this engine (did rebuild my 98, in profile).
What time I have will go into fixing suspension and body. And, a professionally rebuilt engine will aid resale price, IMO.

And don't want to spend the money on a Stroker....just for resale!
Want to play with this 97 TJ (winter project) and sell in spring. With remanufactured engine, I'll have under 3500 in it.
With new engine and a few body/suspension parts and new tires, can sell around here, for $6,000 -7,000.

Just need comments on anyones experience with remanufactured engines!

RJ
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Unread 09-16-2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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I recently needed to have my engine replaced. The shop I worked with recommended RMP Powertrain Solutions, I got a 4.0L long block there for $1,650 total (shipped). It was $1,200 to install it, which included labor and miscellaneous parts, serp belt, fluids, etc. Labor might be cheaper in the midwest though. I've only had it for a few hundred miles so I can't speak to longevity, but so far it is running like a champ. The shop said they've installed over 150 RMP engines and never had a problem, and they come with a 3-year/100k mile warranty (great for re-sale, who doesn't love a used car with a long warranty).

http://www.powertrainsolutions.com/
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Unread 09-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #7
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I bought a reman motor from Promar Engines out of NJ and I'm very happy with how everything went.

The service was great, shipping was fast, motor runs perfect, and they let me take my time with returning the core. There is no core charge up front. They assume you'll return it.

Watch out for scams on ebay and Craigs List. They'll sell you a junkyard motor with some fresh paint on it and claim it is a reman.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #8
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Watch out for scams on ebay and Craigs List. They'll sell you a junkyard motor and claim it is a reman.
Agreed! Made a decision three yrs ago.... I buy nothing I'm not an expert on, over $200.00 on E-bay.
That's pretty much everything .... and 200.00 is my 'scam limit'.

Thanks to you and Micheal for experienced referals!

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Unread 09-16-2011, 09:52 AM   #9
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S&P Specialties in Utica, MI is one I know for sure is a scam.

They're probably long gone by now, but you never know.

He also had a Paypal account under A2Z Wholesale (or maybe A to Z Wholesale), so he might be operating under either of those names now.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 11:01 AM   #10
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This is good information for us 05-06 owners who might have an OPDA issue down the line.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 04:28 PM   #11
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Thanks guys....but not answering my question!
I don't have the time to rebuild this engine (did rebuild my 98, in profile).
What time I have will go into fixing suspension and body. And, a professionally rebuilt engine will aid resale price, IMO.

And don't want to spend the money on a Stroker....just for resale!
Want to play with this 97 TJ (winter project) and sell in spring. With remanufactured engine, I'll have under 3500 in it.
With new engine and a few body/suspension parts and new tires, can sell around here, for $6,000 -7,000.

Just need comments on anyones experience with remanufactured engines!

RJ
Sorry dude, wasn't trying to take away from your thread. If your going crate period, I had a buddy do the Autozone brand crate. Took a few to get it once he ordered it but for leas than than 2500$ it was delivered a true turn key. With his old one already out, took us all of a day before it fired back up. Took longer to remember where we put the starter than it did to install lol. He still has it 4 years and some 80k miles later
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Autozone also has a 36 month unlimited mile warranty on the crate motors. I'm looking to go that way myself
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Unread 09-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #13
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This is good information for us 05-06 owners who might have an OPDA issue down the line.
Looking forward to it...
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Unread 09-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #14
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Anyone had experience with any of the engine rebuilders?
Looking for recommendation on who to go with.... or who to stay away from.
Had one favorable report on JEEP ENGINE SALES.
Anyone know of them or had dealings?

RJ
The bottom line is what do you want to spend?If you want a little more...Golen engines.Elaborate please.
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