Engine out...rebuilding it..
So, it seems like the PO that had this prior to me, would have caught the whole timing being off and would have REPLACED the TIMING CHAIN!! But no, thing had jumped timing so bad that the timing marks on the gears were no where CLOSE to being in line with each other.
So..where am I at after pulling the engine out Fri afternoon?
engine stripped down to block, inspected the claim from the "Jeepstore" where I bought it from and they were actually truthful about replacing the main and rod bearings. All the journals look great. Gaskets are all removed, surfaces clean. New mild cam lube up and installed. New timing gears and chain installed, CORRECTLY. I broke my Crapsman Torque wrench, funny thing, Craftsman doesn't warranty their torque wrenches...go figure. So I couldn't torque things up, so I ended up stripping down the oil pan exterior and started repainting it. 3 coats of primer thus far. Sanding tonight.
After the engine gets put back together, i'll start stripping and prepping the firewall for new paint.
Daily Driven: 1985 CJ7 Renegade, 258ci 4.2L (TeamRushed and Nuttered), T176/Dana 300 (in need of an overhaul), Weber 38 DGES, Ion Alloy 174 15x8, MasterCraft Courser MT 33x12.5x15, Front Axle Dana 30 w/ Superwinch Hubs, Rear Axle AMC 20 w/ one piece Alloy USA.