Now that i have some free time, here is the long version of my stroker story.
Once i had everything together and in Jeep it was GREAT! I was loving the power! And i only dropped to 13mpg. Cruising down the highway i developed an engine noise. pulled the engine (again) and before tearing down completely i found that my exhaust manifold was cracked. Awesome right? Now i have an excuse for the borla header ive been researching. A week later, header arrived and got everything back in Jeep.....Same noise!
So, pulled the engine (again) and tore everything apart to find my #6 piston was seizing up on the wrist pin. Piston slap, was the noise i was hearing. I was told that stock injectors would be fine....but i was told wrong. I was running too hot/lean, whatever. Im still learning.
I ordered a new piston and the 24# injectors that i should have started with. Reassembly is pretty quick now, getting good at this. During first drive after install i had a terrible squealing noise that i can assume was small bits going through my oil gallery and taking out my bearings. Total frustration had set in and i started researching crate engines.
A few days later i decided on ATK crate and i paid extra to keep my core. My stroker project is put on hold until a later date. I will wait until the weather warms up before i even tear it apart.
I did however, talk to the shop that did my machine work. He said $75.00 to check all tolerances and mic everything and another $150.00 to assemble. Im hoping that bearings are the parts that i will need.
Im new at this, Im still learning. One thing i learned, is that when you have an engine out, on a stand, CHECK EVERYTHING! It might cost a bit more for gaskets, but it will save you in the long run. Another thing is CLEAN EVERYTHING! The smallest debris can cause a lot of trouble.
Then, i got my new tires.
Okay, all caught up on my build thread now, lol.