camshaft positioning sensor locations
OK, here is the scoop. I spoke with Tyson from Clegg again tonight and I found out some bad news.
I am currently running a 2000 xj 4.0L motor. It has the casting #53010449 AA. The camshaft positioning sensor is located at the top of the bell housing at the very rear of the motor.
The motor I have and am planning on building and installing into my 2000 xj is a 1994 xj 4.0L motor. It has the casting number #53008405. I have no idea where the camshaft positioning sensor is located on this motor.
The guys at Clegg auto told me that these are not compatible and that I am pretty much screwed here.
My question is why do I need to the sensor to be located at the back of the bell housing? If I am installing a 1994 motor and the sensor is in the spot that it should be on the 94, why does it even matter? If the sensor stays on the bell housing, why won't it work with the 94? Is it a huge issue to switch the 94 ignition system and computer into the 2000? Would an aftermarket computer management system fix this issue? Basically, I thought I had all this figured out because I had done a lot of research and was reassured that a 4.0 is a 4.0. I can switch it no problem. Now I am out a bunch of money on this motor and might just have a greasy garage ornament. Any help would be HUGE! Thanks.