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Old 12-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Arguing about my engine

Has anyone else ever had an employee at Canadian tire or a different shop argue with you about your engine? When I asked him to search up an oil filter for a 1987 4l I6 he said there was only 2.5 and 4.2 lol I just went with the 4.2 and it was fine. Just in case I run into this problem again, are all the 4.2 parts compatible with a 4l?

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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What makes you think that you have a 4.0? An 87 should have a 4.2 or a 2.5 like the guy told you, unless of course some one swapped out the 4.2 for a 4.0. Is this F.I. or carburated?

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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I just have the part number for my filter memorized.....PH16
How much can it hurt....
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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It would help to know what engine is actually in your Jeep. If it is an '87 then it is a 4.2. If you have a 4.0 that has been swapped in then you should be telling the cashier the year that engine belongs to instead.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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