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My '01 Build Thread

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Since I have had my '01 for a few months now I guess I should make a build thread.

So my '99 was totaled by a PT cruiser who wasn't paying attention and pulled out in front of me while I was going 40mph :brickwall

So after a few weeks of looking I found my current jeep, a 2001 patriot blue Cherokee Limited.



It even had the window sticker with it!



Took it out wheeling and forgot how bad stock tires are in sand.



I changed all the fluids in it and about two weeks later the radiator took a crap so I replaced it with an all aluminum one made by SILLA.







Then about 1000 miles later the real fun started! I noticed that it had oil pressure issues ever since I got it but shrugged it off as the sending unit being bad :rolleyes:

Removed the oil cap one day and found this...





Link to my engine swap thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/so-i-removed-my-oil-cap-find-1094879/
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Four days later I had the engine from my '99 in my '01





I took this opportunity to install some new injectors, mustang cobra 24 lb/hr injectors.


I also fixed my heat soak issue by using white header paint on the underside of intake manifold.



And here it is finished



I installed a factory transmission cooler from a 1988 cherokee I found in the junkyard.



 

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Once I got all of that done I had to chrome it up some. I have always wanted the chrome grill, I know chrome won't get you home but it looks so darn good!


I then installed a Rough Country 3" AAL kit and once I drove it around for a little bit I knew the AAL was going to have to go, so I ordered some Old Man Emu Rear Leaf Springs.


I tried to save my C4x4 tow hooks but the one bracket was slightly tweaked.


Here is my Walmart light bar mod.
 

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Patriot Blue Limited. :drool::drool::drool: I agree the chrome grill, icon wheels, and blue paint looks awesome!


This is a hardcore build thread. Page 1 and you've already swapped an engine. :banana:

BTW, how do you like your bored TB?
 

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So did you have the natorious engine block I keep hearing about? or was it your head gasket?
 

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Patriot Blue Limited. :drool::drool::drool: I agree the chrome grill, icon wheels, and blue paint looks awesome!

This is a hardcore build thread. Page 2 and you've already swapped an engine. :banana:

BTW, how do you like your bored TB?
Thanks for the compliments! Once I saw this Jeep in the ad I feel in love with it and I couldn't let it go!

For doing it for free it is a good project and the throttle response is much better but it whistles so much it gets annoying at times. There is some improvement top end but this jeep is much slower than my '99 even though it has the engine out of my '99 :laugh:
 

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So did you have the natorious engine block I keep hearing about? or was it your head gasket?
I had the 0331 head and the previous owner just put in tap water in it (coolant was all rusted) and then it looks like he overheated it. So the coolant leaked into the oil and destroyed the bearings in the block :mad:
 

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Dont you love stupid people. Atleast you have the knowledge and tools to pull your old one. Id be SOL.
 

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Dont you love stupid people. Atleast you have the knowledge and tools to pull your old one. Id be SOL.
Well it was a learning experience for me. Luckily I had my '99 before so I had a nice collection of tools in the garage :shhh:
 

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Thanks for the compliments! Once I saw this Jeep in the ad I feel in love with it and I couldn't let it go!

For doing it for free it is a good project and the throttle response is much better but it whistles so much it gets annoying at times. There is some improvement top end but this jeep is much slower than my '99 even though it has the engine out of my '99 :laugh:
does your '01 have the California emissions with the two pre-cats on the manifold then the third cat in front of the muffler? My 2000 has this and I think it robs a bit of the power. :(
 

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does your '01 have the California emissions with the two pre-cats on the manifold then the third cat in front of the muffler? My 2000 has this and I think it robs a bit of the power. :(
Yeah it has the pre-cats :thumbdown:

From what i can tell all 00-01 are cali equipped.
My FSM shows two different versions but every '00 and '01 that I have seen has had the pre-cats.
 

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From what i can tell all 00-01 are cali equipped.
I thought the same thing but have seen a few 2000s and 2001s that have only one cat with the O2 sensor behind the cat. Probably depended on parts availablity at the factory or what dealers ordered. Some states were adopting the Cali emissions while others weren't.
 

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Im so glad I live in Iowa. Everyone drives there farm trucks so we dont have emissions tests! I could run straight pipes and no one would care...well, the cops would for noise but whatever.
 

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So I got some more stuff today.

Iron Rock Offroad adjustable track bar, shims and U-bolts :D



looks good, i also have the chrome grille and an aFe intake lol
Chrome grills represent! :thumbsup:
 

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When you did the engine swap did it drop right in?? I did a similar swap when I blew my engine in a 2000. I used the engine out of my 99 that was crushed by a tree. It had different head casting and I had to switch over a lot to make it work. Swapped exhaust manifolds, wiring harness, ecm, ignition system. Finally got it to work though.
 

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When you did the engine swap did it drop right in?? I did a similar swap when I blew my engine in a 2000. I used the engine out of my 99 that was crushed by a tree. It had different head casting and I had to switch over a lot to make it work. Swapped exhaust manifolds, wiring harness, ecm, ignition system. Finally got it to work though.
I used the 0630 head off the '99 but used the manifold gasket for an '01 and that let me use the '01 exhaust manifold on the earlier head design. Now the gasket did cover up a lot of the exhaust port but it seems to be working fine for now. for the ignition system I just transferred the cam sensor from the '01 to the '99. It wasn't that hard to do and it let me use all the ignition parts in the '01 without having to swap wiring harnesses. I was actually planning on swapping the ecm and wiring harness over just so I could have used the head and whole exhaust system from my '99 but I didn't do that.
 

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I Installed the OME springs today. In the middle of the job my impact gun decided to crap out :rolleyes:

Here they are with the shims on them



And installed







I Think I have too much of a shim here

 
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