rebuild or replace engine


Asked by Jul 09, 2013 at 03:24 PM about the 1972 Jeep Wagoneer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 72 jeep wagoneer  is all original. Engine is real tired, its amc 360 auto tran . Is it better to rebuild or swap out for a crate engine?

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try to get a Jasper remanufactured one....they are guaranteed for 100,000 miles~

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The Judge got a great answer there- if your '72 Jeep is real clean and original- seems like that's almost a classic- you could also have the engine rebuilt- are you doing it yourself? This would keep the original engine in the car, could be cheaper (especially if you're doin' it yourself), and it saves you a trip to the metals yard to get rid of the old engine- you might want to think about that tranny while you're at it- does it have the same age and mileage as the engine? rebuild or remanufactured, they are both good options

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If you want to be absolutely correct with the correct replacement motor this is the one...for some reason that familiar green color they always painted them put them in a different category for reliability...had them on my 72 Chevy Yellow Cab 96 and a few of the Tempco work trucks would buy them as well...that color "pantone 334" I think....will have to verify...actually considered painting my whole car that color~

an example...the color will suggest an engine remanufactured...properly~

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