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Old 04-29-2017, 06:09 PM   #231
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Day off from working on bus. Put engine in sons jeep. For some reason the old motor wouldn't even turn over. Bought it that way for $500ish. Anyway new motor is resting with minimal bolts in.

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Old 04-29-2017, 06:12 PM   #232
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Newish motor in!

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Old 04-29-2017, 06:12 PM   #233
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yeooow!! what happened to that.. LOL..

im hoping you put a 4.0 in it!!

EDIT! - just saw ytour latest post pop up... riught quiock before mine.. lookin good!

I finally made it back to florida.. a week late for the skoolie gathering though.. Grrr
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:38 PM   #234
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Nice, is that a hole in the block under the middle freeze plug?
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:10 PM   #235
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Yes. And thats the piston balled up next to the crank.

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Old 04-30-2017, 11:30 AM   #236
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I have a '95 Cherokee that is on it's 3rd engine. Came from the factory with the temp gauge disconnected. Then Chrysler warrantied a replacement...and the temp still did not read. Turns out most of the 90's 4.0's had crappy rads that were grossly undersized and barely able to keep up. Add the fact they were horizontal flow, which tend to fill across the bottom quickly with crud...and they melt down with ease.

Replaced the crappy factory rad with a larger one, added a "real" gauge and have had no problems since.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:09 PM   #237
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Thats right Tango. All our cooling systems are upgraded somehow. Full time fans, hood louvers, clocked spring on clutch fan, etc. We go pretty slow on the trails.

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Old 04-30-2017, 01:13 PM   #238
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Finally fixed the under bench storage with hinges and reinforcement so we dont have to put bunk up to get stuff from under seat. And installed my "spare" 400w inverter.

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Old 04-30-2017, 07:44 PM   #239
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I have a '95 Cherokee that is on it's 3rd engine. Came from the factory with the temp gauge disconnected. Then Chrysler warrantied a replacement...and the temp still did not read. Turns out most of the 90's 4.0's had crappy rads that were grossly undersized and barely able to keep up. Add the fact they were horizontal flow, which tend to fill across the bottom quickly with crud...and they melt down with ease.

Replaced the crappy factory rad with a larger one, added a "real" gauge and have had no problems since.
We had an 84, 88, 96, and 98 Cherokees in the family, all went MANY miles with only oil changes and fuel. The 88 is still someone's "toy" and has over 400k on it. Original engine! The 4.0's were GREAT, especially in the AMC days.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:23 AM   #240
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I'm an straight 6 fan as well, mine's just DOHC and 24 valves, great torque and will rev well, not an AMC 6, GM Atlas 6.

Great work with the hinges and storage additions.
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