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Mechanic to do 4.o swap into my YJ in NYC?

I have an '87 YJ with a 258 and NV3550 tranny. I found someone selling a 4.0 HO out of a '91 YJ with 97,000 miles for a relatively cheap price. The only problem I have is how to do the swap. I don't really have the experience or tools to do it myself. Anyone in the NYC area able to either help me out doing it or know of any good mechanics that would be able to do the job for me? I would be willing to pay someone who would help me out for their time. Also, any advice on how to transport the engine and it's components 2.5 hours from Massachusetts to my house in NY? Thanks.

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Re: Mechanic to do 4.o swap into my YJ in NYC?

I live in Washington state so I obviously cannot help you but I can give you some advice.
I put my first engine (6cyl 4.0) in a 93 YJ at 16 years old basically by myself with a little supervising help from my dad. I hydrolocked the first and last cylinder.
The only problem I faced when putting the motor in was the two torx head bolts on the back of the motor connecting the tranny. It was a combination of to little space and the wrong socket size.You have to buy a special socket to remove those to SOB bolts. You can purchase a step by step guide for installing a motor in a jeep. Not really neccesary unless you feel that you need it.

If you can get a couple of at least half way experinced guys to help you you should be able to get it done in a long weekend if you have everything pre purchased. (clutch, throwout bering, etc.)You will have a to rent or buy an engine lift.

So if you do not have the help or the want to install a motor in your jeep than you should probably call around to the closest automotive shop that has the know how and tools to install a motor.

You do not really need anything special to transport a motor except a pickup truck and some kind of rack to place it on. You do not want the oil pan to support the weight of the engine, it may be damaged. You can put it into a crate and drive it to your house or the shop that way.
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Re: Mechanic to do 4.o swap into my YJ in NYC?

Set the oil pan in an old tire without a rim.
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