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Old 01-18-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Blown motor-need advice

I bought a 01 TJ with 98k miles but with a blown motor (sounds like bad diesel with a rattle problem when started). I'm looking for advice on whether I should have it rebuilt, buy new/used or do a V8 swap.

I live in the DFW area and I know a few shops that can do the work... Which brings another question... Does anyone know of good shops? I know of Jeeps Unlimited in Haslet and Texas Truxx in Denton but know little about these and other places. Any advice will be much appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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I am getting ready to rebuild my 4.0l in my TJ right now. Actually going to build a stroker. In my opinion, I would stick to the original engine, as long as it is a 6 cylinder. I guess I should of asked that first.

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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It is a 6 cylinder. I wanted to do my own rebuild on it but I don't have the tools/space to do it myself.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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Are you sure that's what the problem is? Hard you done a compression check, checked the oil, vacuum??? It could be a number of other thing before you rip into it. Not sure if you already checked those things, just throwing it out there
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
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