Jason, saw your post on the Caravan engine swap and hoped you might be able to help and send some words of encouragement ! I just picked an 08 wrangler 4 dr. like you for 4k with 227k miles. It has engine light and codes, possible cat issues, etc...haven't run compression checks yet. Anyway, my first thought was pull the motor and do an engine swap but then I saw the prices of new & rebuilt motors and it was nuts...I'm used to cheap Chevy 350's. You are correct about the caravan motors being much cheaper and I'd really like to go that direction and keep the costs down.Sorry I was not sure whom he was bashing but saving some cash and trying new things it what it’s all about glad yours work mine went great two I think I’m going to put powered by mini van engine sticker on next time lol.
From what I read in your post, you did it and it turned out well with maybe some mild fabrication ?? Could you shed some light on moving the oil filter, did you simply run a remote ? Did front timing cover from the jeep ( with filter mount) not fit ? I'd really appreciate any insight / recommendations you might have. Thanks, Dave