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  1. Afishinado

    Are all 4.0 engines the same over the years?

    My beloved 97 originally had a 2.5 in it. Prior to me buying it, a Jeep shop swapped the 2.5 out with a 4.0.... I was told it was a 01 or 02 motor. So now the oil pan (see photo) needs, or at least I want to replace it, in shopping there seems to be a difference 91-99 is one and 00-06 is...
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    Posi-Trac or Lockers?

    This 97 a 4.0 - automatic. Has a 3" lift. I've had it for 7 years as my daily beater, work horse and as another off road toy at our summer digs in the Black Hills. I want to up my game just a notch, as it sits it qualifies a 5 on most sanctioned events, I want to see some new trails... So I...
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    Oil pan replacement questions

    Having a bit of stuff done to my TJ this winter while I'm back in the tropics. Putting in 4:10 gears, lockers, front & rear and thinking of having the oil pan replaced. Mostly a peace of mind thing, was on some rocky trails yesterday, and it bothered me. It's beat up pretty bad, I use a pump...
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    Losing coolant question

    Hi folks.. New to your forum and I have a question or three... My 97 TJ 4.0/auto is the subject. It's my summer daily driver, and another toy for up here at our new summer digs in the beautiful Black Hills of SD. Sits in the garage here all winter. Twice since I got up here this year (May...