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Hey guys, me again with the 2000 jeep cherokee 4.0 with the rod nock. I found a 4.0 liter block with crank, rods. and pistons that came out of a 2001 tj.for 200 bucks. Is this a perfect swap? Will everything bolt up exactly the same or was there changes between the 2000 cherokee sport 4.0 and the 2001 xj 4.0? Does anyone know for sure either way?

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Check with any local junkyard or dealer ... they know better than anyone what fits what.... Pretty likely it does. It would be wise to check bearings in one you want to buy (before you pay) also, check the top 1/4" of the cylinder bores. There should be very little or no ridge at the top (big ridge = a lot of cylinder wear) If you buy it, check the timing chain for excessive wear and also check "freeze plugs" and replace before installing it. (far easier out of car than in)

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