Does anyone else ever feel like screaming after you get out from under your Jeep? It seems like I find a new leak every time I'm under there. I changed my oil today, among other things, and it appears that the head gasket on the passenger side is leaking oil down the rest of the block. I knew my valve cover on that side was leaking a little oil, I'm hoping it's just that running completely down the side. I don't burn oil at all, nor does it mix into the coolant or vice versa. The spark plugs on the passenger side did have a little oil on them though... My transfer case is also leaking from the front and rear seals as well as the TC itself. On top of all that, I want to punch the engineer in the face who put the oil filter where it's at. I managed to keep myself and my driveway clean until I removed the oil filter since oil ran down all over the exhaust and missed my pan on the ground. /rant
I also changed the throttle body gasket and did all my spark plugs. The PO told me he had them changed at 60,000 miles. I shouldn't have believed him. I'm at 81,5xx now and they appeared to be original. The Jeep is now idling smoother and feels more responsive. It could idle a little smoother, but it's worlds better than what it was.
Tomorrow I'm going to attempt my control arms...all 8 of them. My goal is to get up at about 9, walk the dog, cut the grass, and spend about an hour tops doing all 8 arms. That's my goal. Unattainable? Most definitely. Am I setting myself up for failure? Undoubtedly. Will I successfully get them changed? That, my friends, only time will tell.
97 ZJ - 5.2L, 242, 4" IRO lift w/short arms & adj. TBs, JKS Discos/BPEs, DT3000s, Aussie'd 44A, sliders, OEM skids/hooks/hitch, 31" Duratracs on 15x8s
14 JKU Sport S - Stock