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Old 07-18-2012, 06:33 PM
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Default yet another xj money sucker

started with this wonderful piece of machinery here







after about 2 weeks of ownership it developed a wonderful rod knock and dropped to near 0 oil pressure. you know what that means. REBUILD TIME

starting to get ready to pull:


then after nearly 2 months i was finally able to get my buddy's hoist to my house. this is how she sits now




cant decide whether to take this block to a machine shop and rebuild it or just buy a remand motor.....suggestions?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:15 AM
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cheap way= new used motor

good expensive way=full rebuild
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if it were me id just buy a used motor or a cheap cherokee just to make sure it runs
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Rebuild slight bore and cam = fun fun you could always do a smaller stroker 4.3?
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well i went ahead and bought a remand motor from ATK engines. very reputable company with a very nice product. hop to have it installed and running as soon as i can


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