It's hard to see in the pic. But when the piston failed it wedged itself between the crank and the main girdle.

The result was a cracked Main Bearing Cap.

Now, couple that with the damage done to the bore by a wrist pin flailing around with no piston.

And this block is trash.

I'm not up for line honing and sleeving a Jeep 4.0. Normally it would be no problem.

But..

I recently found out that the subdivision I currently rent in will be condemned/bulldozed come June 2015.

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Time to go ultra cheap and stuff a Scrapyard 4.0 in it and leave hope for the best.

What really bugs me is that I'm being forced to compromise on both the house I (actually) buy and the car I drive.