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Old 03-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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advice required please from England

hi guys bought a 1993 jeep wrangler two weeks ago 126,000 miles on engine then it blew up. l am based in england and want to know if l can fit a cherokee engine instead, the existing engine is a 2.5 petrol. something called the conrod went through the block !!

l will need to use a garage to repair or install new engine as l have no experience with mechanics.

Any ideas please

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Old 03-25-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to WF, Sean. Moved your thread to where it will get more traffic. I'm sure one of our guys will know the answer to your question.

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Old 03-25-2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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Hi Sean, what motor is in it right now that blew up? Was it the 4.2L 6 cylinder? Or does it have a 2.5L 4 cylinder to begin with?

Anything can fit my friend. And yes the Cherokee and Wranglers shared many many similarities back in those years.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Any of the 2.5's will fit, save all the brackets, FI, wiring from the old one. All you want to do is change the block and head. It is a fairly straightforward job, the 4 cylinder is light and the wrangler has a ton of room with those missing 2 extra cylinders that the 6 has.
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First of all beat the shit of out whoever sold you it!
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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ya, hit him with the conrod.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:55 AM   #7
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When you say 'based' are you military ? if so take advantage of the base hobby shop if you have one, they have experienced full time mechanic or mechanics on duty there as well as all the tool you will need.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:25 AM   #8
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for reference... conrod is the connecting rod that connects the piston to the crank shaft.

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