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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #3346
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Didn't mean to make it sound like an insult. I stick with regular detergent oil also. I often think about synthetic, but can't completly believe all of its story. I dislike detergent too And rather run SAE but I'm afraid to do it. I know in my brain detergent oil isn't great either because you don't to clean or wash the motor completly. Or atleast thats what were taught at my technical school. I think there should be a thread with a chart comparing all three types and the different weights and when they should be used. I can't believe in some of these cars their using 0 weight. AMAZING!!!
Nah i didn't take it as a insult haha. And yeah a chart would be helpful.

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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #3347
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Yeah its valvoline maxlife high millage. Says like 150,000 miles on it or something like that, mayb 75,000. I think its half dino half synthetic. Good stuff tho. I checked it today and it has not moved. Never would have expected that with over 200,000 miles.
I am all for the "whatever works" and something along the lines of "if it works, why change" for some things. I have always had good luck with the Mobile 1 so I have stuck with it. Now if there was a problem I'd look for other oils.

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Didn't mean to make it sound like an insult. I stick with regular detergent oil also. I often think about synthetic, but can't completly believe all of its story. I dislike detergent too And rather run SAE but I'm afraid to do it. I know in my brain detergent oil isn't great either because you don't to clean or wash the motor completly. Or atleast thats what were taught at my technical school. I think there should be a thread with a chart comparing all three types and the different weights and when they should be used. I can't believe in some of these cars their using 0 weight. AMAZING!!!
You don't want to clean out the motor completely because if you do it will leak! From what I have heard at times is that the synthetic will clean out your gunk, that was keeping the oil pan gasket together, and then the synthetic cleans it out and it leaks. Going from dino to synthetic can cause that apparently.

Chart would be cool. I like graphs! ha
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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #3348
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Cold Start, Driving Home, and Poor and abused WJ

Here is a video of a cold start: (Sorry for the music, radio was on)


Driving home from my friends house. Hear that engine roar, for real, watch the video. And using the Homelink!


Then some pictures of this poor WJ that I saw today.





Yes that was the DRAG LINK on the GROUND

Also broke my socket reducer today on the Diff bolts. Lol



Went to Harbor Freight and got a 1/2 inch Torque wrench on sale for 9.99 and replacement 52 piece socket set on sale for 11.99 then I had a 20% off coupon. Win.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #3349
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You don't want to clean out the motor completely because if you do it will leak! From what I have heard at times is that the synthetic will clean out your gunk, that was keeping the oil pan gasket together, and then the synthetic cleans it out and it leaks. Going from dino to synthetic can cause that apparently.

Chart would be cool. I like graphs! ha
Yea i read that too. Thats the main reason I don't switch to full synthetic.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #3350
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Yea i read that too. Thats the main reason I don't switch to full synthetic.
I've always ran it and have had all my stuff replaced in the engine recently. Specifically, the crank case seal, rear main seal, and oil pan gasket. Could try it and see what happens. The worst is that it exposes a problem... Or just run Dino Oil and not worry about it! ha
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:07 PM   #3351
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How much it cost to replace all those seals? Thats something I want to do here soon.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:09 PM   #3352
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How much it cost to replace all those seals? Thats something I want to do here soon.
Dealer wanted 1200 or 1300 for it all. My mechanic friend did it all for 600 ish?
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #3353
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Damn lol thats a good price tho. But for that dealer price I could rebuild the engine for that lol.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #3354
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Damn lol thats a good price tho. But for that dealer price I could rebuild the engine for that lol.
Yeah it is great to have friends who are Certified Mechanics and work a Jeep Dealership!

Don't Quote me 100% on the dealer numbers. But I do remember they were more then what he charged me. It was a lot of labor IIRC.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #3355
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Labor is what kills you haha. You have to pull the engine. Thats the hardest part. Once its out the rest is easy.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #3356
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Labor is what kills you haha. You have to pull the engine. Thats the hardest part. Once its out the rest is easy.
Yup they make their money on labor! Pulling the engine is not something I would do myself (yet)! Oh my god, I can see my mom's face now when she pulls up the driveway from work and sees my engine on a lift... Oh my she would freak out. (mom doesn't know much about cars, so when I work on the Jeep she is always like "are you sure you know what you are doing??!?")

What do you rebuild? Kinda noob-ish question but why not ask and learn?!
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Unread 03-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #3357
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you don't have to pull out the engine to change the rear main seal on the 4.0s ....just gotta drop the oil pan ..pull out the seal a put the new one in ..I'm sure I'm missing some steps but there is a video on YouTube about it
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Unread 03-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #3358
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you don't have to pull out the engine to change the rear main seal on the 4.0s ....just gotta drop the oil pan ..pull out the seal a put the new one in ..I'm sure I'm missing some steps but there is a video on YouTube about it
I think when he was referring to pulling the engine, it was for him to pull it for a rebuild.

I think he had to pull the mechanical fan on top of all of that too.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #3359
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What do you rebuild? Kinda noob-ish question but why not ask and learn?!
Its not really rebuilding, more of replacing the wear and tear parts. I would just replace the piston rings, bearings, valve seals, and pick up a complete engine gasket kit. Maybe the lifters if they were tapping. Then have a machine shop do a valve job, weigh the pistons, and check clearances. Probably resurface the head and cylinders if they're bad. After all of that its practically a new engine. Removing the engine is easy as long as you label everything. It just takes time and patience if you have the right tools. Then you put everything back together and hope that it starts up again haha. I rather remove the engine then mess around with the differential. I hate messing with those clearances with the ring and pinion.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #3360
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Jeep 0-70+ Run Take 2

Hmm this may be a little quicker then the last. This was whomped on WOT from the start.


Can I get some people to get out a stopwatch and see if they can post some 0-60 times... lol. Thanks! (I feel like if I am the only one to do it, I try to "help" my 4.slow along)

For this video I had a 1/2 tank of gas, only one other person in the Jeep, and still a lot of crap in the trunk. Probably 300 pounds lighter and the 1/2 tank of gas lighter.
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