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So my sister was driving my WJ and while she was driving it I guess the water pump was broken, the engine overheated and the head gasket blew and I think my engine is now shot Anyone know what the cost of average 4.0 I-6 engine would run?
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hmmm...a good used one might be hard to find thanks to cash for clunkers a couple years ago. I would go with Jasper or an LKQ salvage engine if yoiu go that way
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hmmm...a good used one might be hard to find thanks to cash for clunkers a couple years ago. I would go with Jasper or an LKQ salvage engine if yoiu go that way
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http://jakesracingengines.nstemp.com...20page%202.htm

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So my sister was driving my WJ and while she was driving it I guess the water pump was broken, the engine overheated and the head gasket blew and I think my engine is now shot Anyone know what the cost of average 4.0 I-6 engine would run?
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I honestly would take advantage and make it a stroker. Stroke it to a 4.5L or a 4.7L.
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I honestly would take advantage and make it a stroker. Stroke it to a 4.5L or a 4.7L.
Buy the stroker kit, go for a 4.7L, spend a good $500 or more to get a good port and polish on the head. Send the exhaust manifold to Extrude Hone for some major flow. Throw a nice exhaust on it and I bet you will be surprised!
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Im with the others. Go all out while it's apart. I did with my wife's car when the head gasket blew. I replaced it myself and polished and ported every piece I could. I was very surprised by the results

Do you have any idea how bad the damage is? Ie will the head need skimmed?
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It's not killed it, so make it stronger.

Stroker time - 4.7.
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I see all kinds of people saying stroke it to 4.7 when in fact I know little to nothing about engine stroking lol
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Stroking it means changing the internals like the crank, pistons, rods, lifters and supporting mods.

There are kits to making your I6 stronger. As you know we are NOT talking about the 4.7L V8. We are talking about a 4.7L I6. Or you can go with a 4.5L or a 4.6L I6 if you are willing to do this.

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http://www.ajeepthing.com/stroker-motor.html
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