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Offline This.Side.Up

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Blowed up 3.8
« on: July 15, 2017, 01:50:41 PM »
Hey! A coworker of mine has an older JK with a 3.8. The motor locked up today. He is curious what is needed to swap a 3.6 into it. Anyone have an idea? He also has a Ram with a HEMI he can pull the motor from to donate to the JK.

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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 04:34:49 PM »
V8!!!!!


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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 05:03:37 PM »
Not worth the effort to install a 3.6 better to go back stock or v8

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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 05:55:38 PM »
Going to a 3.6 is a bad idea. The electronics are not compatible between the two. most 3.8s are on a low speed can bus and all 3.6s are on a highspeed bus. All the adapters are readily available to go to a v8 and none are there for a 3.6 swap. He needs to decide how much he wants to spend. a V8 swap is going to be spendy even if he has the motor. parts and labor involved is extensive. a block for a 3.8 is fairly cheap.
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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 07:08:10 PM »
Thanks for the input. He is going to try to find a junk yard 3.8

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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
You can do a refurbished 3.8 for about 5k (includes labor), if he gets a junk yard 3.8 I highly recommend getting a rebuild kit or at the very least replacing the seals (rear main seal especially)


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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 10:49:36 PM »
V8!!!!!


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You seem so excited about this like you drive a Jeep with a V8 in it.
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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 06:07:33 AM »
V8!!!!!


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You seem so excited about this like you drive a Jeep with a V8 in it.


Someone call an ambulance, we need to get this man to a burn center


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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 07:55:13 AM »
V8!!!!!


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You seem so excited about this like you drive a Jeep with a V8 in it.
He is close to having one. Soooooooo close.


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Re: Blowed up 3.8
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 10:01:36 AM »
V8!!!!!


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You seem so excited about this like you drive a Jeep with a V8 in it.


Well... technically, he has one.
He is close to having one. Soooooooo close.


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