Have you thought through that comment? It smacks of trolling.when will they recall the 3.8 for oil consumption? everyone I know with one has a quart a k burned out of it and the dealer says its in tolerance......I wont buy any Jeeps any more .
So, it could be 3rd party, here-say trolling?I might be wrong, but I'm not so sure the original poster HAS a 3.8-equipped Wrangler. He(she?) notes that "everyone I know with one has a quart a k burned out of it" - not that he(she) does.
26? Wow, I'd be happy with 13! ha! ha!I'll defend the 3.8, I had one from 1998 to 2006, 130,000 trouble free miles, no apparent oil use, good ( 26 mpg hwy ) mileage. It was a workhorse in a vehicle probably the same weight as the Wrangler. What's not to like about an iron block pushrods engine? About as low tech as you can get these days. FWIW,The guy who developed it went on to become the chief engineer of the Viper program. I can't speak about any quality issues there may be now, but the design is solid. I am following this issue since I still have skin in the game, my son has an 2011 JK.
Ha! It would be nice to have "your" tooling clearances, on that we fail!I was not on the wrangler program, but on the Ram we used a move macro program to put all three mounts through 2/3's rubber compression to guarantee powertrain, body and chassis components wouldn't touch. You have to provide enough clearance to protect components from swinging engines and bodies while decking them. You also need to get production tooling in there such as the brake evacuate / fill, battery install, front end alignment where applicable. Then before you can call it a day you have to crash it and have no fuel leakage and warranty your work for five years.
That being said, a good fabricator can put almost any engine in any vehicle, I'm sure most of you have seen some crazy combinations, one of my favorites was a Horizon with two engines and four wheel drive. Or was it Scott Harvey's Aspen Rally car with a modified Eldorado trans to give it AWD? Or the LA in a G-body Daytona? But I do enjoy seeing the recent wave of putting a HEMI in it.