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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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milky oil?

so i got my jeep from a guy who never changed the oil in it "that im aware of" but as of now it has 214,700 miles on it. I changed the oil last summer and the filter and untill now i only put 30 miles on it, i only went mudding with it in about 2 feet of water and today i changed it again and its very milky and smells like gas. i have no idea what it is and also while its at idle it makes a rattle noise and shakes pretty bad i even pulled of # 4 plug wire and the motor rpm never changed.

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Unread 06-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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What year, if 2000 /2001 google 0331 jeep head, enjoy ypur night!!
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have a couple problems.
1. Was the oil milky before you went thru the water?
If so, sounds like either a bad head gasket, warped/ cracked head, or cracked block. If it wasnt milky before it could be that you sucked water into the motor which will take at least a couple oil changes to get it all out, or drop the pan and clean it.
2. If your oil smells like gas, its running to rich which will kill the rings and bearings.
3. What year is your jeep, tell us so we can give advice for rich mixture. It says 91? So its a 91 cherokee?
4. Sounds like a dead miss on cylinder 4, does cylinder 4 have spark?
5. Do a compression test, if the miss started after you sucked water in the motor it could be cyl. 4 has no compression because you bent a valve.
6. Report back with findings
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Unread 06-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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It is a 91 anf yes it does smell like gas and im pretty sure it had the miss. But also I ran it out of gas all the way one time could it just be a bad injector
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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so i got my jeep from a guy who never changed the oil in it "that im aware of" but as of now it has 214,700 miles on it.




So what do you expect from xj this overall?
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Unread 06-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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I just dont want to be driving somewhere and the motor take a **** because it was a simple thing I could fix
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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You got your $200 worth of fun out of that Jeep.I hope you didn't pay more than that.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #8
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What year, if 2000 /2001 google 0331 jeep head, enjoy ypur night!!
Don't believe the hype.Jeep produced hundreds of thousands of 4.0's that didn't have head problems.XJs,ZJs,TJs.

p.s. It's 99-2001.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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So what do you expect from xj this overall?
500,000 miles and no rust or repairs.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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Would it be worth buying a used motor I got the jeep for free
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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Ofcourse they did, i didnt say 100% thats it.. No
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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If its a free jeep and the bodys good, and floors... Try and look around even a rebuilt
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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:07 AM   #13
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Would it be worth buying a used motor I got the jeep for free
Why not. Do a jy motor put it in yourself. Cheap wheels.
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