Hello from Va

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mike Terry, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Mike Terry

    Mike Terry New Member KJ Supporting Member

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    Just bought an 04 KJ 3.7 5 speed 4wd for $700.00. Has no compression on cylinder 5. Found a used engine local for $850.00 with 141,000 which oddly enough is the same mileage as the Jeep. I fixed all the rust on my 96 XJ a year ago and gave it to my brother. I missed my old faithful XJ. We need a Jeep for our vacation house in MT. I’m hoping this will be a nice little rig once I get done with it. My plan is to get this thing running and drive it out west for Xmas. I’m looking forward to getting to know some folks. I’m hoping this forum will be as helpful as the XJ site.
     
  2. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I'm also hoping you will have a nice rig to drive soon.
    Lots of good helpful members here willing to help.
    What year is the used replacement engine?
     
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  3. Mike Terry

    Mike Terry New Member KJ Supporting Member

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    Its a 2004. Jeep is a 2004. I was nervous about getting an engine from another year as I don't know differences yet. I got it off my truck last night. It's fully dressed. Now I have to figure out what to keep on it and what to swap.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You did good then, 02/03 are same then 04s change so the best one for an 04 is an 04
     
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    jeeper03 Full Access Member

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    Where in VA are you located? I’m near Lynchburg.
     
  6. Mike Terry

    Mike Terry New Member KJ Supporting Member

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    I grew up in evington. I live in emporia now.