Got some parts in the mail this past week. We had a very nice day up in the Big D and I capitalized on it and worked on the Yeti most of the day.
I'm getting ready to cut the new hole in the firewall for the new Blazer motor. But before I do that, I noticed that the seal around this hole had a big leak in it and it was rusting from both sides. So I took off the little metal plate, sanded the rust and paint off it, and repainted it. But not before I took a wire wheel to the rusty spots. I'm probably going to roll some of that roll-on bed liner on the engine compartment side of the firewall after I clean this mess up. Does anyone know what the purpose of this hole is? (in the yellow circle).
Here's a look at it from inside the tub. You can see that water has gotten in at the bottom and caused a lot of rust.
Here's a quick patch job I did just to keep it from rusting anymore. I'll clean up that over spray and sand that area down again before I paint it.
While I had the valve cover off, I decided to de-grease it and make it look clean. It's amazing what some engine degreaser, Dawn dishwashing detergent, and hot water will do. I had no idea that it would look this good. Looks like a brand new one. I'm happy with that.
Looking at the area under the valve cover, it sure doesn't look like this engine has 160,000+ miles on it. The PO said the engine had never been out of it, nor was it ever rebuilt. I'm beginning to have my doubts. There should be some sludge in that area for that many miles, right?
Does anyone know what this is? Sorry for the bad lighting. It's screwed into the exhaust manifold. Oxygen sensor maybe? Either way, mine's not hooked up. Adding that to the list of things that need to be fixed.
Also, what is this contraption? Again, mine is not hooked up either. That green line goes nowhere. Anybody have a clue where those other ports should be connected to?
I finally got my shock boots in so I decided to finish up the assembly of the lift kit in the rear end. I'm rather pleased with the quality of this Rubicon Express lift kit.
Now this is something I haven't seen in a while, the beast has all four feet firmly planted on the ground. I'm liking the looks of this.