yup, that's what it looks like to me. if you drain your oil and let it sit it, the water/coolant should separate from the oil. it wouldn't hurt to fill it up with fresh oil and see if it happens again, but my bet is a cracked head and/or blown head gasket.
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Have you noticed if you are loosing coolant, or if there is oil in your coolant? I'd check those first and also check compression on each cylinder. You do have an obvious sign of coolant in your oil, but it's not necessarily that.
I've had water condensate to the oil cap a number of times due to weather changes (ie. hot to cold, humidity) or frequent short-term use where the engine warms and then cools down, warms up again..
edit: I noticed you're from Florida, so water condensation can quite certainly be ruled out.
Yeah I was going to point out the 01/0331. . I wish I had several heads in MY garage. . .
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Originally Posted by tx50cj3a
Originally Posted by 92 Briarwood
I think "that look" is what they teach the chicks in 6th grade when they show them "that film" behind closed doors.
Yuck, that's nasty. It would be a good idea to throw in some new lifters to while you have the head off. They're cheap and are another of the jeeps notorious weak points. Flush out the oil and coolant as well a FEW times especially the oil before you drive it too much.
Howdy Alex, As you can see, I have an 01 too. Did you overheat the vehicle, or do you know if you did anything out of ordinary. I'm well aware of this flaw, but would like to hear some people analyze what caused it...Thanks
I dont think the '99 head will work... I have read that you will have to switch exhaust, header,computer and wiring.. The '00-'01 have 4 02 sensors...
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