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Old 02-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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302 in a Tj?

I was looking for some advice that would save me some time,i would like to install a Ford engine in my 98 Tj.It currently has the 4.0 with the 3 speed auto.

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I read Novak's page. This quote in particular was interesting.

"The general lack of OBD-II versions of this motor have discouraged their swaps into TJ & JK Wranglers."

There is no lack of OBD-II versions. The original "5.0" is the same engine, and they made them from 88-95, maybe even later in a lot of their vehicles. If you are good at wiring, I say go for it. I loved the old 302. If you need a donor car, 88 and up town car/caprice, 92-96 mustang, they had them in the f-150's, cougar, all kinds of stuff.
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Obd 2 became standard in 96 I believe
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What does OBD ll stand for?
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OBD II is On Board Diagnostics II, and is federally mandated for all vehicles from 1996 on. It first appears in 1994 model vehicles. I would suggest the OP look for a 5.0 OBD II donor from an 06 or later Ford Exploder. (might even snag an 8.8 or two that way if that is in the future plans)
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There are a number of threads on jeepforum.com tj 5.0 - Google Search
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OBD II is On Board Diagnostics II, and is federally mandated for all vehicles from 1996 on. It first appears in 1994 model vehicles. I would suggest the OP look for a 5.0 OBD II donor from an 06 or later Ford Exploder. (might even snag an 8.8 or two that way if that is in the future plans)
Did you mean 96 or 06? I thought even the explorer went to the 4.6 after the 96 model year. Just curious, I need a 5.0 for other purposes and this would widen my possibilities of finding one
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I'm almost certain the 5.0 was used up until 1999
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I meant 96 and later. lol, If you look hard enough you can find 302/5.0L in Exploders as late as 01 I believe. It may be up to 2000. The mustang went to the 4.6 exclusively after 96.
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I'm thinkin i will use an older 302,carbuerated,with a C-4 and a Dana 20 0r Dana 300.I'm not having much luck in finding the tranny and transfer case.The late 60s Bronco's had them,not sure what else used that combo.
I'm open for input.
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I read Novak's page. This quote in particular was interesting.

"The general lack of OBD-II versions of this motor have discouraged their swaps into TJ & JK Wranglers."

There is no lack of OBD-II versions. The original "5.0" is the same engine, and they made them from 88-95, maybe even later in a lot of their vehicles. If you are good at wiring, I say go for it. I loved the old 302. If you need a donor car, 88 and up town car/caprice, 92-96 mustang, they had them in the f-150's, cougar, all kinds of stuff.
96 Mustang didn't have a 302, and it was the first year OBDII was in the Mustang I believe. Who cares if it is OBDI, that means you can read the codes without a scan tool and reset them by disconnecting the battery. The trucks however are Speed Density and not MAF. I guess a 302 out of a full size late model Bronco wouldn't be bad.

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