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Old December 5th, 2017, 12:35
typerr typerr is offline
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Re: Can you convert a pre 97 xj to an automatic belt tensioner?

Originally Posted by Lake919 View Post
Yeah I am happy with the 4.0 for what I use it for. I just cannot stand that replacing belts takes 30 minutes on my motor and 2 on newer motors. Maybe I will look for a newer model motor and rebuild it instead.
If you are rebuilding your 1995 motor anyway than do what I did and upgrade your intake manifold at the same time to the later horseshoe manifold. Mine is ported to match my ported Pottenger head. The newer manifold requires a different power steering pump and brackets and uses the much easier to deal with belt adjuster. BTW no need to upgrade the whole motor, just the manifold pump and brackets. I found my manifold in a JY off a later Grand Cherokee.
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