Join Date: May 2003
Location: Othello, WA
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258 rebuild questions
Well I've decided to actually work on the Jeep and stop putting it off. heh
The block out of the 89 Wrangler is shot. I believe the timing chain was so stretched that the #3 piston was slapping the valve until the piston shattered and killed the block.
Now the head on that engine supposedly had a valve job 2 years before said incident. (Too bad they didn't do a timing chain. :/)
I have another block from I think an 80's CJ that I want to use with the 89 head.
I don't really want to go too deep in maby new bearings and rings...
The casting # on the older block is 008C14 and on the block from the 89 it's maby 909C27 (Hard to tell thru the grease and paint) both blocks bare the # EF3235444.
The never block has 5 big frost plugs on the side and the older one has 3 big and 2 small frost plugs on the side.
What about the crank and cam shafts are they interchangeable? Which should I use?
Am I going to run into problems? I have already bought the timing chain and gasket set for an 89. :/
Thanks for any input!
It's not the thing you fling, It's the fling itself!
Last edited by Sasquatch; 02-24-2008 at 10:08 PM.