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    New motor time :-(

    Just heard back from my mechanic. That tapping noise in my '04 LJ's engine is the bottom end.
    He suggests a Jasper re-man engine. The rest of the Jeep is in pretty decent shape, so I'm definitely considering it.
    Unless someone has a low mileage 4.0 to part with.
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    Reviewing the current status of my finances, the choice of a Jasper engine did not pan out as hoped.
    I did find a 4.0 out of an '05 LJ at Davey's Jeeps. Has 75k but less than 1/3 the price of a re-man.
    Hoping to have it all buttoned up in about a week or so (if all goes as planned)
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    I would rather have a low mile used motor than a Jasper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    I would rather have a low mile used motor than a Jasper.
    Oh yeah? Not reliable? Or just too much $$?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin View Post
    Oh yeah? Not reliable? Or just too much $$?
    Both.
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    TJ now with the power of a 5.2L vs 2.5L get same gas mileage....crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathBlade556 View Post
    Both.
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    I know someone that put a rebuilt jasper in their S10 and it had a decent rear main seal leak right away. Jasper paid for the seal to be replaced at a shop, covering parts and labor, but still pretty lame.
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    I had a NAPA rebuilt 4.0 that came with a bad thrust bearing on the crank.
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    Well, I'm feeling better about getting the used 4.0.
    Thanks guys!
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    Jasper's been sponsoring a NASCAR entry for 30+ years now - when's the LAST time you saw it in victory lane?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_War_Wagon View Post
    Jasper's been sponsoring a NASCAR entry for 30+ years now - when's the LAST time you saw it in victory lane?
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