Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Austin, Texas
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Free 4.0HO!! Should I get it???
I have access to a free 4.0HO out of a Cherokee. The oil pump went out and it has a thrown rod. There is a hole in the block, but all brackets and everything else is there. Head, valve cover, intake/exhaust manifolds, fuel rail, etc.... What kind of damage could the head and valve train have as a result of the bad oil pump? The engine was running fine until the pump went out while running at highway speeds. I was thinking of keeping the top end and brackets for a later head swap or complete 4.0 swap. I don't want the whole engine laying around so I will probably pull the good parts and head to the scrap yard. Would the head be in decent shape even after a little oil starvation?