My jeep lost power and quit on the way to work the other day. Pulled out the spark plugs to make sure i ws getting fire. They looked pretty bad so i put a new set of plugs and wires on. While trying to start the engine my vavle cover exploded into several pieces. I am assuming this means i have cylinder problems and the back pressure caused this. I am not a mechanical genius so i am not real sure. What do yall think?
Also, keeping in mind i dont know alot about engines. How hard is it to replace my 4 cyl. with a 6cyl.
Last edited by Thunder Head; 12-04-2009 at 09:07 AM..
It is difficult to do for someone that knows about engines. From what you posted above, I would part it out and buy one with the 6 cyl or pay a mechanic to do it. But then again, it may be a good learning experience. I would use the search function on the homepage and find someone that has done it. Look at their process and see if it's something you can tackle.
If I have to drill out another bolt, I'm just going to start welding parts on.
the only thing i can come up with is a cloged pcv valve or an actual lifter/valve stuck and the presure just kept on building untill the valve cover blew up. How long have you had this jeep, and what kind of serveces have you done too it ? only reason i ask is the oil looks like sludge in thier. When was the last oil change done? and who did it?
- Dude i think i know what your noise is...your jeep is telling me i need a beer....and your gonna need a bigger wallet.
I have put about 30 thousand miles on it since i got it. Its was up to 169,000. I was surprised at how dirty it was under the cover too. I service all my vehicles at around 3,000 miles. I replaced the pvc valve 6-7,000 miles ago because it was stopped up.
I havent done anything to the outside of the engine because i havent got there yet. It usless to clean it. Too much oil coming out around PVC valve. Kinda been waiting on it to die. It had a compresion problem in the #2 cylinder already.
Fuel in the crankcase,,little spark,,,big boom,,god-damn dirty motor...remans are all good, used to build them myself ,,just not for Jasper..go to a local Automotive Machine shop and get some advice on your options...Buzziegee