The first Jeep was designed for the U.S. Military. It is believed that the term “Jeep” derived from the character “Eugene the Jeep” in the Popeye comic strip. The Jeep CJ-2A was the first to be driven by a civilian. The CJ-2A was produced from 1945-49 and had the same “Go Devil” engine as the military jeeps. The Willys L134, straight-four engine from World War II was nicknamed the “Go Devil” engine. Rebuilt Jeep Wrangler Engines for Sale at affordable prices available ASAP.
Jeep has gone through many upgrades to engines and transmissions since its origination. The Jeep CJ-5 was produced from 1954-83 and offered several different engines. The original engine was the “Hurricane” F-Head 134 I4. Optional engines introduced over the years for the CJ-5 were the Perkins 192 I4 diesel, the Buick 225 V6 Duantless, AMC 232, 258, and 304. During the last three years of production, the GM 151 I4 was the standard engine for the Jeep CJ-5.
The closest thing today to the original CJ-2A is the Jeep Wrangler. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler comes with a standard 3.8L V6 engine. These engines are made of a cast-iron block and aluminum alloy cylinder heads.
The original Willys engine put out 60hp and 105 ft-lb torque. The latest 3.8L V6 engine found in the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited puts out 202hp and 237 ft-lb torque. Jeeps are known for their toughness and their engines are no exception.
There are three different models of the Jeep Wrangler. •
Jeep YJ (1987-95) • Jeep TJ (1997-06) •Jeep JK (2007-present) The Jeep YJ came equipped with a 2.5L AMC 150 I4, 2.5L AMC 258 I6 or a 2.5L AMC 242 I6.
The Jeep YJ has 242 I6 had the most horsepower and torque averaging between 177 and 190hp.
The Jeep TJ introduced the PowerTech engine. The name was used on these engines; however, they are AMC engines. The ame 2.5L AMC 150 I4 was available in these jeeps as well as a 2.4L PowerTech I4 and a 4.0L AMC 242/PowerTech I6 engine.
Jeep JK’s are available with a 3.8L EGT V6. This engine has a displacement of 230.5 cubic inches and puts out 202hp and 237 lb-ft of torque. A Jeep engine will typically last a long time, upwards of 200,000 miles if cared for properly. Jeeps are hardworking and fun, whether you are downtown or five miles from a main road on a rocky, dirt trail, your Jeep will not quit on you.
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