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Jakes jeep 08-01-2012 11:03 AM

Engine swap
What is the fastest, simplest, cheapest engine swap out there? My 1983 Cj has a bad engine and I'm lookin for a new engine. Please help

1SAS 08-01-2012 11:28 AM


I am assuming you decided not to rebuild what you have. Why? That is the easiest. What do you plan on using your jeep for? Why do you want to new drivetrain? If you answer these questions, I can help you with a more informed suggestion.

Take care,

Jakes jeep 08-01-2012 11:41 AM

It has electronic problems. I've had it to the shop and they can't fix the problems. They can't buy the parts needed anymore . Ive put so much money into it already and new problems come up. I'm done. Time to start fresh with I new engine. I think.

Gaducker 08-01-2012 06:41 PM

what motor do you have now? Theres nothing that cant be had for your current engine, It may be cheaper for you to find another shop and get another set of eyes on it.

Cj7otr 08-01-2012 08:17 PM

I agree. These engines are so simple, you can find used and new parts all over the Internet. I just swapped in an AMC V8 in place of my old 6. Parts available without difficulty. Your shop is poorly informed.

CJ-John 08-02-2012 02:05 AM

I 3X staying with the 4.2 a good shop should be able to get you going or maybe a carb swap and a nutter bypass for the computer. MHO

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