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Old June 6th, 2016, 22:50
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

got some more stuff done

got the oil dingle hoper drilled and tapped for the jeep oil sending unit



installed the coolant temp sender adapter in the passenger side head for the jeep coolant sender



installed novak oil level sensor delete plug and got the throttle body all screwed back together minus one screw i can seem to find for the TPS



and removed the winch bumper, the engine hoist mad it super easy, and got an inch of lift in the front for removing it haha



also ordered a bunch of stuff for it
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Old June 7th, 2016, 00:13
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

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Hmm maybe, 96's have a one year only sending unit/pressure regulator so i still have to goil in and gut the reg out. While im in the tank im also gonna extend the tank vent tube for more fuel capacity
You can always call Novak and just order the billet reg. bypass and fittings.

I asked if they would sell it separately and they agreed.
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Old June 8th, 2016, 17:51
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

Nice to see another swap going on. Good progress. Subscribed
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Old June 8th, 2016, 20:08
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thanx!

i dig your swap a lot. i kinda wish i had gone the "build all the things" way you did but I'm impatient
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Old June 9th, 2016, 09:38
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

i was thinking the 5.3 myself but the aluminium block version L33 i think it is. lots of reasons to do it. mine is a Renix and doing this would rid me of so much Renix headache. do you have the weight differences of the 5.3 and the 4.0?
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Old June 9th, 2016, 09:41
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i was thinking the 5.3 myself but the aluminium block version L33 i think it is. lots of reasons to do it. mine is a Renix and doing this would rid me of so much Renix headache. do you have the weight differences of the 5.3 and the 4.0?
I have read varying specs on weight but from what I have gathered the 5.3 iron block/4L60E/231 combo is lighter than the 4.0/aw4/231. The aluminum block LS motors are about 80lbs lighter than the iron block so that would be even more weight savings.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 12:18
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i was thinking the 5.3 myself but the aluminium block version L33 i think it is. lots of reasons to do it. mine is a Renix and doing this would rid me of so much Renix headache. do you have the weight differences of the 5.3 and the 4.0?
An l33 is gonna be a pricey motor. A 6.0 is cheeper and puts out roughly same, maybe a hair more( i dont remember the out puts for them 100%)

But if weight savings is your goal then go for it, or an ls1
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Old June 9th, 2016, 13:27
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An l33 is gonna be a pricey motor. A 6.0 is cheeper and puts out roughly same, maybe a hair more( i dont remember the out puts for them 100%)

But if weight savings is your goal then go for it, or an ls1
the L33 (alum 5.3) is more expensive than a LM7 (iron 5.3) and about the same power as the LQ9 (iron 6.0). the 6.0 puts out more power but its easy enough to make that power up on a 5.3.

the L33 is WAY cheaper than any of the LS line of alum blocks. LS1 pullouts with over 100k miles still pull around 1500-2000 dollars. L33's can be had for around 800-1000. Only downside is the height of the truck intake manifold. its a good 5-6 inches taller than the LS1 style intake. you can pick an ls1/2 intake for pretty cheap (around 150-200) or an LS6 for around 300-350 for a little extra power potential.

i have a 4.8 in my garage that we pulled out of a trash pile that i am going to end up using for my xj down the road. it needs cam bearings, oil pump and a basic rebuild. otherwise still in good shape just lots of sludge. also have a 4l60 out of my wife's GTO that i am going to convert to the 4wd tail shaft.

im not trying to make tons of HP with the 4.8 i just love the ls motors have 3 of them powering 3 cars.
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Old June 10th, 2016, 21:11
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the L33 (alum 5.3) is more expensive than a LM7 (iron 5.3) and about the same power as the LQ9 (iron 6.0). the 6.0 puts out more power but its easy enough to make that power up on a 5.3.

the L33 is WAY cheaper than any of the LS line of alum blocks. LS1 pullouts with over 100k miles still pull around 1500-2000 dollars. L33's can be had for around 800-1000. Only downside is the height of the truck intake manifold. its a good 5-6 inches taller than the LS1 style intake. you can pick an ls1/2 intake for pretty cheap (around 150-200) or an LS6 for around 300-350 for a little extra power potential.

i have a 4.8 in my garage that we pulled out of a trash pile that i am going to end up using for my xj down the road. it needs cam bearings, oil pump and a basic rebuild. otherwise still in good shape just lots of sludge. also have a 4l60 out of my wife's GTO that i am going to convert to the 4wd tail shaft.

im not trying to make tons of HP with the 4.8 i just love the ls motors have 3 of them powering 3 cars.
ls1s are defiantly pricier, i haven't found any l33s in my area at all,and i imagine i wouldnt find one too cheep considering its a rare 5.3 however it all depends aon where you live, people up north get drive trains cheep as hell cause theire vehicle rust out before the get to high a mileage.

i kinda wish id gotten a 6.0 but a 5.3 will get lq4/9 power with a mild/medium cam and a tune
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Old June 11th, 2016, 19:46
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

got a bunch of stuff pulled apart on the jeep today, will post pics later, i should have the 4.0 out tommorow
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

4.0 no mo'





next ill be gutting the engine bay, cleening/painting it, and then work on the xj side of the wiring
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

Nice. You're fully committed now
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Nice. You're fully committed now
once i hack in the xj wiring im fully committed haha
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Old June 25th, 2016, 22:39
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

not a whole lot to report, pulled the engine harness and other garbage out of the engine bay, been working on the jeep harness mostly, and pulling my hair out..normal stuff.

i have the jeep harness mostly finished, i will likely install the motor mounts tommoro and paint the engine bay

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Old June 26th, 2016, 20:16
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Re: 96 xj sport 5.3 swap

painted the engine bay today after lots of de greasing/sanding,wiping cleen with acetone,





pulled the fuel sender out whilst waiting for paint to dry, que goofy one year only 1996 jeep xj fuel sender/pump/regulator:



its basicly a 95- sender with an extra bracket for the in tank pressure reg. it even has the metal return line even tho it doesnt continue out of the housing, insted the pres. reg. has a little line coming off it acting as the functioning return line, im thinking i should be able to drill a hole where that "return line" is and thread in a barb fitting to make it a functioning return, and putting the 255lph should be easy enough
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