Is a 85 Dodge 318 short block w/heads compatible with a 94 Jeep 318 motor? - Mopar Forums

Go Back  Mopar Forums > AMC / JEEP > Current Jeep Models
Is a 85 Dodge 318 short block w/heads compatible with a 94 Jeep 318 motor? >

Is a 85 Dodge 318 short block w/heads compatible with a 94 Jeep 318 motor?

Is a 85 Dodge 318 short block w/heads compatible with a 94 Jeep 318 motor?

Reply

 
 
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:05 AM
  #3  
Admin
 
78D200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 8,174
Thanked 195 Times in 191 Posts
No it will not unless you feel like doing a lot of work. The 5.2 in the jeep is a magnum motor. THe 5.2 out of the 85 dodge is a LA motor, pre-magnum. The heads are designed differently, the intakes are completely different, the oil gallies from the block to the heads are different (so you can not just swap out the blocks or the whole top end), The exhaust ports are different, etc. You need to find a magnum motor (92 and newer). The small block motors that are 91 and earlier are all LA motors. You should be able to find a magnum 5.2 used and complete for a few hundred bucks. Any out of a 94-01 ram truck, 93-98 jeep grand cherokee, 97-01 dakota, 97(?)-01 durango will work.
78D200 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 04:06 AM
  #4  
Admin
 
78D200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 8,174
Thanked 195 Times in 191 Posts
oh yeah, welcome to the forum!
78D200 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 12:38 PM
  #6  
Admin
 
78D200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 8,174
Thanked 195 Times in 191 Posts
Actually the years on the dakota that I gave you are wrong. They started putting the Magnum 5.2 V8 in the dakotas back in 93 so any dakota from 93-01 with a 5.2 will be a magnum.
78D200 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 02:27 PM
  #7  
Mopar Lover
 
67 GTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Posts: 6,204
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Welcome to the forum
67 GTX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 04:52 AM
  #9  
Admin
 
78D200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 8,174
Thanked 195 Times in 191 Posts
any pics?
78D200 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 02:22 PM
  #10  
Mopar Lover
 
67 GTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Posts: 6,204
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
2x on the pics
67 GTX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 10:06 PM
  #11  
Mopar Lover
 
challenger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 1,682
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Welcome LittleSpark and 3x on some pic's
challenger is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dpmalibu
Part(s) for Sale
18
08-03-2013 07:05 PM
Shannon
Daytona and Laser
4
03-02-2013 02:27 PM
PatsPolara
General Technical Questions
0
01-29-2011 03:50 PM
WailingWallabee
Current Jeep Models
4
07-14-2009 04:18 AM
ProEmaster
General Technical Questions
2
03-01-2007 01:19 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Is a 85 Dodge 318 short block w/heads compatible with a 94 Jeep 318 motor?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.