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Unread 02-28-2014, 01:07 AM   #6541
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I am using Mobil 1 10w-30 High Mileage Full Synthetic. Blackstone Oil Analysis as shown that the oil contains 1100 PPM ZDDP. To my understanding that is a decent number. Could it be a loose rocker arm or a clogged push rod?
The 4.0 dont have rocker arms that falls out, they Are bolted in place, not same setup as the famous 4.7.
We have been experimenting with differ oils, on my friends 4.0 ZJ, it deff runs most quiet on 15W-40,,,

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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:28 AM   #6542
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That really does sound like lifter tick...
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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:33 AM   #6543
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Thomas is that a thicker or thinner oil than 10w-30?

Chris it *sounds* like it is coming from right under the valve cover. I'd guess a rocker, but a lifter could be shooting that sound right up to the top of the motor.

Big question is, what do I do from here. Run the ATF through it, clean it out? Change oil weight? Let it go, do nothing?
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When the lifter doesn't pump up (sticks), it creates a gap somewhere between the camshaft, lifter, push rod, and rocker arm. Due to gravity, typically the gap is between the pushrod and rocker arm, which is why you can hear the ticking at the top end. Once the lifter pumps up, the slack is eliminated resulting in a quiet valve train.

Since you JUST changed your oil and slapped on the PL30001 filter, I'd ride it out and see if anything changes. When it comes time to change your oil, revisit the situation and if necessary, consider running a little ATF through.
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Agree on the valve tick in the second video

15W-40 would be thicker, tre first number refer to thickness when cold, the lower number the colder weather it will still perform at start ups, hence why Alaska ppl use 0W-???
The second number is "thickness" at operating temp, you SHOULD stay within manufacture specs for your climate, then SHOULD be ok,,,

Idk why, but the 4.0 seems picky at oil, and might call for something ells than what manufacture listed, especially when they Get older and more worn.
We tried 10W-40 Dino, 10W-30 semi syn, 15W-40 Dino, in my friends 4.0 ZJ, just because we had it around in big quantas and wanted to flush out old motor.
Deff runs smoothest and most quiet on 15w-40 and if you aint going below freezing it wouldnt hurt anything to try, but thats really up to you to deside.

Michael, oil and or flushes Are great things and MIGHT solve SOME issues, but will never Fix real mechanicly issues, look at my engine tick, i tried about EVERYTHING, parts NEEDS to be replaced.

Do seafoam, do "ATF flush", try another oil,
THEN you will know, BTW its easy to pull valve cover and have a look,,,
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Thanks Chris for the diagram, pretty neat stuff. What I don't quite understand is why the lifter would be sticking or taking a bit of time to pump up. Is a journal semi-clogged somewhere, that area gummed up with crap? I am trying to put into words what is rattling around in my head... The lifter pumps up when it has oil pressure, and without the layer of oil it sits lower on its "place". Trying to picture how a lifter sits in there and how the oil surrounds it.


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Sounds like the 4.0 for you liked the thicker oils due to age, wearing out etc. My biggest concern is doing damage to the motor, however minor, on cold starts going to class. I'll start it up and let it sit for 30 seconds and then I'll baby it as much as I can to school. In town, 40-45 mph, keeping it under 2000 rpms until at 200*

I am assuming in my case a sticky lifter is due to a clog or grime, not a mechanical failure? I've been trying to keep up with your motor updates, was it the cam lob failing or coming loose?
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The lifter is kind of spongy where the push rod sits. When oil pressure is applied to the lifter, the spongy feeling diminishes as the lifter pumps up. This allows for a snug valve train, even after normal engine wear. Clogged oil passages or clogged lifters can cause them to not pump up.
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From Wikipedia on "Hydraulic tappet"

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"There are a number of potential problems with hydraulic lifters. Frequently, the valvetrain will rattle loudly on startup due to oil draining from the lifters when the vehicle is parked. This is not considered significant provided the noise disappears within a couple of minutes, typically it usually only lasts a second or two. A rattle that does not go away can indicate a blocked oil feed or that one or more of the lifters has collapsed due to wear and is no longer opening its valve fully. The affected lifter should be replaced in the latter situation."

Found some good pictures of the internals of a lifter. http://www.tuning.mbs.id.au/Engine/hyd_lifter.htm
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Thanks Chris for the diagram, pretty neat stuff. What I don't quite understand is why the lifter would be sticking or taking a bit of time to pump up. Is a journal semi-clogged somewhere, that area gummed up with crap? I am trying to put into words what is rattling around in my head... The lifter pumps up when it has oil pressure, and without the layer of oil it sits lower on its "place". Trying to picture how a lifter sits in there and how the oil surrounds it. Thomas, Sounds like the 4.0 for you liked the thicker oils due to age, wearing out etc. My biggest concern is doing damage to the motor, however minor, on cold starts going to class. I'll start it up and let it sit for 30 seconds and then I'll baby it as much as I can to school. In town, 40-45 mph, keeping it under 2000 rpms until at 200* I am assuming in my case a sticky lifter is due to a clog or grime, not a mechanical failure? I've been trying to keep up with your motor updates, was it the cam lob failing or coming loose?
You wont do any harm when you baby drive it until hot like you do,,,
15W-40 wouldnt harm anything as long as its stays above freezing.
You could buy a cheap 10W-40 just as a flush quick change and see how it runs with 40 weight.
If not better, do a seafoam or ATF flush and try something ells.

I "suspect" my tick problem to be related to the small play i found i my camlobe, not loose, just a small play, idk if your cam is one piece or hollow like the 4,7's thought.

If not the cam is my issue, im going in for a compression test to determine valve and valveseals working,,
If no luck,,,,,
Pull oil pan and check conecting Rods, rod bearings.
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If I remember correctly, the cams for the 4.0's were milled from a solid rod? Who would have thought a cam lobe would come loose like that.

It is still getting in the teen and 20's here so I don't think I want to put in a thicker oil, yet.

What do you all think about running some Marvel Mystery Oil?
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4.0 is solid. 4.7 was one of the first engines to have pressed on can lobes. I think I'm remembering that correctly.
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New news to me, didn't even know that was possible. Couldn't find much on google about it, maybe I was not searching the correct terms.
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Went to Rausch Creek Offroad Park in PA last weekend and had a great time wheeling the Rubicon. Did great on the "blue" medium trails for being barely lifted and on 31's. Used the lockers only twice when it was flexed out. The 4low and 1st great crawl over everything. I'd ride around in 4th and 5th gear at times in 4low.




Ordering Under Cover Fab Extra Clearence skid and low profile transmission mount for it next week. We were getting hung up on the factory shovel of a skid plate.

To the WJ, got it inspected the other day and came out with this invoice of "recommended services"


In their defense they were not aware of any previous service in only recommended it based on the "Mileage of the Vehicle". Saying, if it hasn't been done, it needs to be. Which is an accurate statement but, damn trying to sell service.

I paid my $16 for the state inspection and was on my way. Lol
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How did the MT/R K's treat you on that snowy hill?

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...To the WJ, got it inspected the other day and came out with this invoice of "recommended services"...
That's a heck of a list!
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Would have made it up the hill without a problem, the skid plate was shoveling down in the dirt. That is why I could not make it up. I was in low, locked front/rear, and in 4th gear for some speed. Wasn't enough to overcome the shovel, the climb had decent ruts so, high centering. MT/R's have been great tires albeit a bit loud on the highway.

Took care of all of that in Jan 2013, (and then some, ha!). I should have fore mentioned that I *ONLY* wanted to get an inspection. Haha
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