San Diego AMC/JEEP Mechanic? - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 05-12-2008, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
MrBrightside
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1
San Diego AMC/JEEP Mechanic?

Hi all,
I have a 1975 Jeep Cherokee with the AMC 360 engine. Started blowing Blue smoke today... does anyone know of a decent mechanic in the San Diego area that can handle a valve job/possible re-ring? I haven't owned my Jeep for too long, so I haven't had a chance to look around much. TIA

MrBrightside is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 05-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Jeebs
Registered User
 
Jeebs's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,387
It sounds like you blew your rings. You really need to bore it out and sleeve it or bore it out and get bigger pistons. A ring job is only going to get you about 50K miles tops. On top of that, once you get it down to that level its really a better idea just do a full rebuild.

Kenyon Machine hooked jbolty (another member, feel free to PM him) up with a really good deal on a full rebuild.
Jeebs is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 05-13-2008, 11:05 PM
JPJeeper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alta Loma, CA
Posts: 974
I just did a complete rebuild on an amc360 not to tough.

Also a rebuilt one will run about 1250 for a longblock.

It's about a weekend job...

I have two amc360 cores you could have one for 100 bucks... the engine could be built out of the car and that would make it a lot cheaper.

Anyway. Good luck.. as you can see, I have a few FSJs

2006 Unlimited Rubicon
1990 Wrangler YJ
1987 Wagoneer FSJ
1975 J20 Jeep Truck
1967 J3000 Jeep Truck
JPJeeper is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 05-14-2008, 10:03 AM
jbolty
Moderator
 
jbolty's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 17,899
Garage
As Jason said, I had my 6 cyl rebuilt at kenyon for about $1250, new pistons, new cam, bearings, the works.

I did the R&R. Very happy with everything

took them about two weeks to get it done but I did not plan the schedule ahead of time with them so they fit it in.

good luck

.
"The right to be heard does not necessarily include the right to be taken seriously." —Hubert Humphrey
.
If you live within wheeling distance of San Diego county, click here
jbolty is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Looking for a good Jeep Mechanic in NH jne1469 North East USA 9 09-25-2009 07:12 AM
Jeep Mechanic in Bend or Redmond, OR ? cjaz Oregon Jeep Forum 0 09-18-2009 10:06 AM
Jeep mechanic / shop near Binghamton NY 87fxr113ci North East USA 2 03-19-2009 03:03 PM
08 Jeep Liberty needed for R&D in San Diego jeepDriver6969 SanDiego 1 08-02-2008 06:31 PM
Jeep Mechanic in Los Angeles Box California Jeep Forum 6 02-20-2008 11:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome