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Amelie 02-16-2012 05:02 AM

Bad News
 
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?

Scottina06 02-16-2012 05:30 AM

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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

Amelie 02-16-2012 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 574944)
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

Thanks for the tip. :)

Knightrider03m 02-16-2012 07:30 AM

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http://jakesracingengines.nstemp.com...20page%202.htm

Rebuild it, make it stronger and more powerful :D

S.O.T.I. 02-16-2012 08:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 574939)
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?

Time for this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-4-0L-ST...sories&vxp=mtr

Chaoul1 02-16-2012 09:58 AM

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I honestly would take advantage and make it a stroker. Stroke it to a 4.5L or a 4.7L.

S.O.T.I. 02-16-2012 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 575036)
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!

robpp 02-16-2012 10:23 AM

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sorry bro/

StoneCold 02-16-2012 01:19 PM

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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 :D

Do you have any idea how bad the damage is? Ie will the head need skimmed?

Martyp 02-16-2012 01:43 PM

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It's not killed it, so make it stronger.

Stroker time - 4.7. :D

Amelie 02-16-2012 06:35 PM

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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

Chaoul1 02-16-2012 06:56 PM

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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.

For Example:

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


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