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Old 11-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hello.. new here and looking for some information.. From Pittsbrugh PA

I have a 2008 Wrangerl four door.. I just blew the motor basicly.. looking for a good replacement and to upgrade this new replacement.. I was just trail riding.. came out of the trails..stopped at store... when I started it up.. I could hear the bearings and rod tapping away... ugh!! Thanks in advance.

Jeep is not lifted.. all stock except for wheels and tires.. pro comp wheels with 305 tires...
If you know a good place to get the engine and where to have it installed, that is a super plus..

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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Warranty is 5/100?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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thats what I thought. called the jeep dealer today and they said the warranty is expired... idk... gonna call another jeep dealer tomorrow.

and I am in Pittsburgh, PA USA..but thx for the offer!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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Pretty sure the 3.8 factory has been shut down.

But I bet you can get remanufactured ones pretty cheap--check with jasper engines, and google "remanufactured engines" generally.

Also, what are you looking to spend? Now would be a great time for a hemi swap. With used parts, I understand it can be done for around $13k--new parts clock in in the low $20k area. Google "jeep speed shop" to get a sense of what's involved in a used hemi swap, google "Burnsville offroad" for new.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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Depends what you want to end up with... you can rebuild your motor, as it has to come out anyway... or call some wreckers and try find one with lower miles that is good. Where I live, insurance companies are also worth checking as some keep their own salvage yards... some just send everything to auction.

Either way... I can't see the job being done for less than $5K if you pay for it... and I don't know if it is something you'd have the gear to do yourself...
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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Used 3.8 engines arent all that expensive, the labor of the install will be costly.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:52 AM   #9
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Doesn't your '08 have a lifetime powertrain warranty? Mine does.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:02 AM   #10
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Yeah my '08 has a lifetime....check with other dealers
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:29 AM   #11
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Contact a place that does the hemi swaps.

Probably get rid of the takeouts for s***

Like mentioned - install would be what gets you unless you have the time and skill.
Straight swap should not be that bad I would think ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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I checked on warranty.. all dealers say no, only left is the emissions, trans lines and rust.. IDk.. waranty book says life time.. gonna keep calling.. and thx everyone for the info!!
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I checked on warranty.. all dealers say no, only left is the emissions, trans lines and rust.. IDk.. waranty book says life time.. gonna keep calling.. and thx everyone for the info!!
Are you the original owner? The ltptw only applies to the original owner.

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