Upgrade from the 4-banger!
I've had a 2003 2.3l v4 since it was new off the lot, but haven't driven it actively for the last few years as I've been out of the country.
It's been kept up nicely, but now that I'm back I'd really like to swap out the engine. I'm too attached to the truck to get a new one, so I'd like to upgrade it a little bit. I'm not trying to do anything over the top, so I figured the 4.0 would be a nice change.
I don't know a lot about major work like this, and wasn't planning on doing it myself. I wanted to know if the new motor has the same bolt pattern? And is it any taller? Would it be an extremely extensive job for the motor swap?
And yes, I'm planning on swapping out most of the associated engine components, as well.