Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The Great Big Box
Well gents the time had finally come to remove the old pump from the 5.2.
What a ****ing pain in the ***. And I'm only almost halfway done. Still have to remove the fan/clutch assembly from the old pump, fit it to the new pump, scrape the old gasket material, FIPG up the new gasket (FIPG is Toyotas brand of the black magic goo stuff), then re-install everything with the hopes that I didn't damage the radiator... Probably wasn't that great of an idea to rip the grill out (the inside of it, not the insert), will have to epoxy that back in place..
And advice on removing the fan/clutch from the old pump?
Hoping there will be PLENTY of room inside of the YJ with this thing in there, sure seems like there will be... While we are on the subject, what would you guys suggest I run for a radiator? I think I want to upgrade to an aluminum one...
And I think I have my list of what I want to do with the 5.2 before it goes into the YJ:
-Degrease whole engine
-New valve cover gaskets
-New intake/exhaust gaskets
-Paint intake manifold Green
-Paint exhaust manifold silver
-New vacuum lines/components (is this engine a PCV?)
-Clean injectors out thoroughly
-Re-seal timing cover, replace timing chain/guides
-Re-seal oil pan
I think that's all??? Any more suggestions????
All about that unibody life.