Just wanted to write a brief post about my cylinder head replacement project. (1995 Jeep 2.5 Auto-transmission 152,000 miles )
for details on how it blew please view my other topic at:
Ok, so basically once I had a few free hours in September I was able to tear into this issue. My assumptions were correct in that the head gasket was spent and the head was warped. I pulled the head off, saw this nasty "ballooning" of parts of the head gasket too. the head and the block were NOT cracked. I took the head to a local machine shop where it was magnafluzed, cleaned and resurfaced. it was warped .012" horizontally. So compression mixture was just bouncing back and forth between cylinders on each up stroke and that's why it was not firing. Once reassembled it ran just great.
for a detailed, itemized run down of what I did check the first 7 pages of writing from my Jeep log-book at this link:
also the process of the rebuild is there too along with videos of it running again.
Just wanted to share in hopes that this may/could help someone who uses the search feature to diagnose a similar problem
and just a few photos to add :
it all looks wet because I was working in a slight rain that day
the head gasket damage:
new header bolts
cleaned up and ready for reinstall
head checked, magnafluxed, resurfaced, painted, and valves in
new heater core
rockers guides and studs