I'm looking to learn here .. the only thing I ever heard of breaking and immediately killing a motor is when a timing belt snaps on an interference type engine ... Even then all it really does it mash up the valves in the head ...
Confused here ...
Originally Posted by Jet300 View Post
the oil pump is driven off the same shaft that the cam synchronizer uses, which is driven off a gear on the camshaft. The drive gear on the cam synchro is what is prone to failling on late model TJs, not the sensor itself, so when the gear goes, so does the oil pump (and gear on the camshaft as well), boom, bye bye engine.
2011 Jeep Wrangler JK - 33" BFG KM2s, 2.5" RC BB, ARB bumper, IPF 900XS, Superwinch EPI 9.0, AEV Snorkel
1995 Jeep Wrangler - 4 cyl, 2.5" lift, BFG AT 30s, Ford 8.8, SYE+CV, AX15 swap, ARB snorkel, Aussie locker + loads more - sold
1978 Jeep CJ-7 - 304 V8, TH400 auto and quadratrac
2007 Jeep Liberty - Mother's Jeep, BFG ATs and....mud?
You are out of warranty with your mileage and there is no "recall" for the OPDA (oil pump drive assembly). The dealer was only marginally helpful with me and I was still under warranty when mine failed. Fortunately for me the OPDA began to squeak like a bad belt. When I pulled it there was binding in the shaft and substantial wear on the gear teeth.
Good luck to you.
I would use this as a perfect excuse for a 4bt swap ... thats me tho' good luck on the dealership!! hopefully you get everything taken care of
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