Glad you saved it. I cant wait to get my new solid lifter Lunati custom grind and full cnc ported 2" valved head back from 505 it should run much stronger than my last combo. Wish I didnt have to re machine the entire short block again though :-(
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00 WJ 4x4, 4.7 stroker, turbocharged,..lots more..
01 WJ 4x2 4.7v8 Limited (needs valve job)
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Raising a dead thread, thank you thank you thank you, I know I own an 04 LJ, but this walk through is just what I needed. I started with a mis fire in cylinders 1 and 6, now I have no compression in those cylinders after checking and replacing almost everything else. So this weekend I will start going through the engine and this walk through made it a lot easier to see what needs to be done to get to the bottom of my issue! Thanks again!
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Hi Chris nice write up so yesterday i found some pieces of rings and 2 parts of the piston on the oil pan after removed,engine was knocking like a diesel.I bought the 2000 about 2 months or so i they replaced the cylinder head 0331 the famous for cracking but is not cracked yet and i don`t know the best way is fix the engine or just get a used from another year like 96/98 and make the coil pack hardware...any help will be great,thank you.
I'd suggest seeing if it can be rebuilt (if you have the time for the WJ to be down). If not, look for a reman or crate engine specifically for the WJ. You will have less issues if you get the appropriate engine.
wondering if you had used your old radiator hoses. I did and i am leaking coolant like a SOB. wondering if you ran into this too...im convincing myself its just the hoses having a werid runoff pattern (like off the AC compressor and dripping there)
I did reuse my old hoses. I, too, had a leak develop shortly afterwards. I *thought* it was the water pump going out. I bought a new pump, thermostat, and fluid and went after it. Partially into the process, I realized the leak was actually coming from the tube attached to the water pump:
It wasn't tight enough. Since I was already into the project and already had everything I needed, I went ahead with replacing everything.
Mine seems to leak more when its cold in the morning and going short distances, Im thinking ill just replace the radiator hoses. I already replaced the water pump and thermostat with my build too....Im starting to wonder if i didnt break-in the head gasket well enough, Im getting it out on the high way tomorrow maybe the high rpm travel will help, all Iv done is short commutes around town.