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JKO friends,

My 2008 JK had the engine fail from a spun bearing due to improper assembly by Chrysler, a known issue that occurred in the 2007 - 2008 3.8L engines (links below for reference to the issue). Now I'm faced with having to replace the engine, and thought I would offer it up to anyone looking to do a HEMI swap at a reduced cost.

I am the original owner, and have had my baby since December 2008. It's black, automatic tranny, with the original Freedom Top hardtop and power window/lock doors. There are only 48,000 miles on it, and numerous upgrades that an off road owner would appreciate:

- 4 inch Pro Comp suspension lift: http://goo.gl/mJ7EDL
- AEV front control arm brackets: http://goo.gl/tc5r2J
- Teraflex front lower control arms: http://goo.gl/9F9DWp
- Teraflex front upper controls arms: http://goo.gl/yv693l
- Teraflex drag link and trackbar kit: https://goo.gl/2MWTQn
- TeraFlex CRD60 rear axle with Detroit Locker: http://goo.gl/qND0EV
- Superior 5.13 front differential ring and pinion: http://goo.gl/rgDox2
- Rancho steering stabilizer: http://goo.gl/x0byx4

- Rancho tire carrier rear bumper: http://goo.gl/QavcKT
- Hi-Lift 60" jack: http://goo.gl/rRkDft
- Rugged Ridge modular front bumper w/ bull bar: http://goo.gl/ElD234
- Quadratec Q9500is winch with synthetic line: http://goo.gl/JWvTJE
- Rugged Ridge quick release mirrors: http://goo.gl/M7Isfw
- Pro comp 7005 black 17" wheels: http://goo.gl/CX9YE3
- Goodyear MTR Kevlar 35" tires: http://goo.gl/qDvb3E
- Warrior tube doors (in addition to factory power-window doors): http://goo.gl/c01Qns
- CB radio antennae tailgate mount

The interior has a replacement Sony audio deck with built-in bluetooth capability, and all of the interior carpet is removed. The entire interior of the tub was professionally treated with truck bed-liner material, making it easy to hose out with the drain plugs and clean.

It has seen a lot of exciting use off road in the Sierras of central Cal, Oceano dunes near Pismo Beach, Death Valley excursions, and a couple of Moab trips. As a result of the use in it's intended environment, there's naturally some cosmetic damage:
- minor paint scratches abound
- rear passenger side fender is gone (buddy stepped on it)
- right tail lamp assembly is dented

I'll post some pictures in a follow-up post. Please contact me if you're interested or have any questions, and I'm sure we can find a reasonable price! I'm located in the SF bay area, so looking for a buyer in central California ideally. Thanks!


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Chrysler offered an "unlimited mile powertrain warraty" retroactively, likely in response to systemic issues like this (not officially for that reason), but with very strict conditions for proving service history, and requiring a specific powertrain inspection every 3 years to maintain coverage. I unfortunately wasn't aware of these terms, so my Wrangler doesn't qualify. It has been maintained religiously, but I performed my own oil changes, so I do not have the necessary proof of service history.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2007/07/chrysler-offers-lifetime-powertrain-warranty/index.htm

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-news/lifetime-powertrain-limited-warranty-special
 

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So it's going for???
 

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Three things...

1. You don't have a Pentastar engine.

2. A replacement 3.8 can be bought inexpensively without the hassle of the dealer. Call Motech or Jeep Speed Shop and ask them about take out motors that they might have for sale.

3. How much?
Thanks for catching the error, I was rushing through this post after binge reading on Chrysler engine failures...

I'm hesitant to put a price on it and would rather hear some offers. I'm not sure how to value all of the aftermarket parts and work I've put into it. Don't want to scare anyone away with an unrealistic asking price, as I'm really just trying to move the Jeep for whatever price I can get. Happy to hear a starting point if you have something in mind :th_pray:
 

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$2501:)
 

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Hey now....
This shit is getting out of hand.
GLWS
 
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