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post #91 of 157 Old 07-29-2010, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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How do you know it's blown? Did a shop tell you this? Probably want to get a tech to confirm it.
Because majority of my friends and I have been working on cars for years, and one of which went to UTI in PA.


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(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
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post #92 of 157 Old 07-29-2010, 08:18 PM
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Because majority of my friends and I have been working on cars for years, and one of which went to UTI in PA.
So you did a compression test already?

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post #93 of 157 Old 08-01-2010, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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So... black soft 8 steelies? or chrome soft 8 steelies?

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
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post #94 of 157 Old 08-01-2010, 10:30 PM
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please no chrome. black soft 8

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post #95 of 157 Old 08-02-2010, 07:52 AM
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So... black soft 8 steelies? or chrome soft 8 steelies?

So... what about the head gasket?

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post #96 of 157 Old 08-02-2010, 08:59 AM
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So... what about the head gasket?
x2. What's the verdict?

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post #97 of 157 Old 08-02-2010, 09:16 AM
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chrome wont get you home.... lol. def black soft 8. it'll look better since you have a black jeep

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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post #98 of 157 Old 08-02-2010, 10:25 AM
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Black for sure. What happened with the head gasket?

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post #99 of 157 Old 08-02-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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black soft 8's it is.

and i got it tested today. he said he couldnt find any problem. he said it's most likely not the head gasket because it didnt show up on the pressure test, i don't overheat, and theres no mix in the coolant or oil. Changing the oil tomorrow, and then later this week bringing it back to the shop and he's gona spend some more time looking into it for me. Our guess is the rings =/
I'm also replacing the leaky rad this saturday so that'll be one step closer to the yeep running better

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
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post #100 of 157 Old 08-03-2010, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Need to rebuild the bottom end



jk, replaced my radiator today. thats 1 step closer to this jeep running better.
PCV Valve and oil change tomorrow. Still need to find out the problem with the oil burning

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
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post #101 of 157 Old 08-04-2010, 05:05 AM
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You and Moony both abandon the ZJs and in return now have blown up WJs.


The Jeep gods have spoken.

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post #102 of 157 Old 08-04-2010, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Lmao. I wouldn't exactly say "blown up" just yet. It still runs and drives awesome. And depending what's wrong with the motor, it's under warranty.

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
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post #103 of 157 Old 08-10-2010, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Small update. After replacing the radiator, I'm not losing any coolant or overheating, so its not the head gasket. I'm doing a compression test Wednesday to test the rings, also going to look at the intake manifold gasket. If it is the rings, I'm going to try and go through the warranty company to have it covered.

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
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post #104 of 157 Old 08-20-2010, 06:36 PM
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This is what you get for buying a WJ my mother has one and has twice the problems at 3 times the cost. i love my ZJ and i loved your ZJ I'll put up picks of mine I did the eye lids to ironically around the same time you did and i didn't even realize but did you tint or paint them??
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post #105 of 157 Old 08-22-2010, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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spray tint.


and big news everyone, selling the WJ.
not sure what I'm getting yet. Almost went to look at a 5.9 that was available last week, but was sold =/
Might go back to ZJ, depending what I can find.

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
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