It's been almost a year since I last updated this thread. Since the last time a lot has changed with the jeep. Long story short I drove it to the shore in July and the bolt holding the p.s pump bracket to the intake snapped off inside the intake. The purchase of a drill, numerous drill bits, and miscellaneous extractors later I had it fixed up for the trip home. On the trip home the motor started to miss terribly. I limped it home the last 45-50 miles and because of a wedding I had to that weekend and work related items it sat for a week before I could dig into it. After a compression test I found cylinder 1 at 30 lbs. Wet tested it and it remained the same. With 150k-ish miles on the motor I figured it was best to just get a rebuilt unit. Ordered a jasper that Monday at work and put it in a week later. Jeeps been running fine ever since. Just been enjoying the jeep life the rest of the summer. Planning a few wheeling trips this fall too.
BDS - Spartan - AtoZ Fabrication - Borgeson HD - USA Standard - BFGoodrich