2005-06 Jeep OPDA_CPS_Distributor Failure - Page 149 - JeepForum.com

 4Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #2221 of 5449 Old 11-06-2011, 02:45 PM
ChicagoRod
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by FleshEater View Post
Anybody ever strip the torx screw on the cap? Any suggestions for an easy way to get it out without drilling?

I've never seen an "easy out" for a torx...only for sockets.
Try "lightly" tapping on the back of the torx socket and apply lots of downward pressure while turning. I had a stripped head and gave it that try before breaking out the drill. Maybe I just got lucky.

ChicagoRod is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2222 of 5449 Old 11-06-2011, 02:56 PM
ChicagoRod
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 766
I drained out my one month old ZR1 oil today and replaced it with M1 5W20 with a zinc additive from O'Reiley's.

http://www.hyperlube.com/Zinc-Replac...ditive-c7.html

The ZR1 gave me intermittent knocking and valve train noise. The other combination has in the past and is working great. It's a bit of a bite to pop for $18 bottle of additive but if my valves are quiet, I can assume my OPDA is getting some better lube as well.
ChicagoRod is offline  
post #2223 of 5449 Old 11-06-2011, 05:26 PM
yellowismellow
Custom User Title
 
yellowismellow's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somerset/Ocean Counties, NJ
Posts: 1,243
So after having a new squeek develop on cold mornings, i finally decided that it was time to pull my unit. I have pinpointed the squeek to a ujoint or bearing though. Today i did some work on the jeep and inspected my OPDA while in the garage. Everything seems normal. Even gear wear, little to no wear on the camshaft gear. Only concern was the fact that there are 2 holes on the underside of the target wheel housing. On the inside of the housing, there was a decent amount of black(what looked like to me) greasy mud slung about. I blew it out with an air hose, threw some vaseline on the existing gasket and reinstalled. I do have a slight tap that has been around since 12K miles, and im currently at 62K. I run Amsoil XL synthetic oil, 10W-30 and change every 6-7K miles. Next round I plan to add half a quart or so of Lucas additive to see if i can quiet her down.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread with help. Knowing what to look for really helped me out.

2006 TJ Sport
2004 WJ Special Edition
yellowismellow is offline  
post #2224 of 5449 Old 11-06-2011, 06:05 PM
FleshEater
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hell
Posts: 2,495
I ended up getting them with a T-25 (as I believe was the proper fit) and a set of vice grips with teeth on the end. Only loosened them...will probably replace the whole unit this Friday when I'm off (see how it goes).




EDIT I have one more question...which way are you supposed to rotate the motor? If you're standing in front of the Jeep looking at it is normal rotation to the right (clock wise?)? I'm going to try and line it up using the TDC method but also following it up with a sharpie marker.

Thanks!

2014 JKU Rubicon *DAILY DRIVER*
Gone but not forgotten; 2005 LJ *SOLD* 1987 XJ *SOLD* 2002 WJ *SOLD* 1995 ZJ *SOLD*
FleshEater is offline  
post #2225 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 01:20 PM
efm-7
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by FleshEater View Post
EDIT I have one more question...which way are you supposed to rotate the motor? If you're standing in front of the Jeep looking at it is normal rotation to the right (clock wise?)? I'm going to try and line it up using the TDC method but also following it up with a sharpie marker.

Thanks!
I was wondering the same thing, and can it be done without taking the rad fan off? It's a tight squeeze
efm-7 is offline  
post #2226 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
willydigger
Web Wheeler
 
willydigger's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,575
I've never done TDC, but the instructions on the first page say to turn the same as normal rotation.
willydigger is offline  
post #2227 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 03:07 PM
-JD-
Member
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ambler
Posts: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by FleshEater View Post
I ended up getting them with a T-25 (as I believe was the proper fit) and a set of vice grips with teeth on the end. Only loosened them...will probably replace the whole unit this Friday when I'm off (see how it goes).




EDIT I have one more question...which way are you supposed to rotate the motor? If you're standing in front of the Jeep looking at it is normal rotation to the right (clock wise?)? I'm going to try and line it up using the TDC method but also following it up with a sharpie marker.

Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by efm-7 View Post
I was wondering the same thing, and can it be done without taking the rad fan off? It's a tight squeeze
You both have manual trans ... so I saw this tip earlier in the thread:

Get a helper for muscle or observation, put it in 6th, push the Jeep, engine turns ... stop when it is lined up. Take it out of gear and roll it back where you want it.

2006 Rubicon Unlimited 6-Sp Manual - 285/75/16 Cooper ST MAXX/stock Moab wheels, Savvy Under Armor BL/MML, Savvy Step-Rocker/Sliders, Savvy/Currie Ultimate Steering, Savvy UCAs, Currie LCAs, TBs and BSs, Nth/AEV 3" Springs, Rancho 9000XLs (255s/256s), ARB D44 Diff covers, Savvy/Tom Woods HD Rubicon Rear drive shaft, Genright Safari 31gal Tank Soon: Savvy LED Lights, new engine :-(
-JD- is offline  
post #2228 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 03:19 PM
flying_bosun
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 34*24'N, 119*42'W
Posts: 3,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by efm-7 View Post
I was wondering the same thing, and can it be done without taking the rad fan off? It's a tight squeeze
No need to pull the fan; there's plenty of room.

Gear-Calculator Stu Can Help You Part Names and Numbers Dealer Supplied Parts and ask for "Jeep Club" Prices


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Paul
“Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”
― Ron Paul
"Did you exchange your walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"
flying_bosun is offline  
post #2229 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 03:56 PM
Rubi4MyMrs
Web Wheeler
 
Rubi4MyMrs's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Trails of
Posts: 3,250
It is much easier to see the timing mark if you remove the belt. Mostly you want to line up the OPDA's wheel with the hole in the housing. That should put the engine at TDC. If you are going to use a non-factory alignment pin get something that fits in there as snug as possible. I like an allen wrench. I find that it is easier to remove the pin before pulling the unit. That way you can pull it straight out keeping it in the 4 o'clock position & mark the wheel position after it has rotated. When you go to re-install it turn the wheel to the mark, hold the housing in the 4 o'clock position & drop it straight in. Then insert the pin to position the housing before locking it down.
Rubi4MyMrs is offline  
post #2230 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 06:28 PM
FleshEater
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hell
Posts: 2,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by willydigger View Post
I've never done TDC, but the instructions on the first page say to turn the same as normal rotation.

The more and more that question is elaborated on the more and more I don't want to piss with TDC.

I'm an artist so I should be able to transfer the marks rather well from simply looking and compairing. At least enough to get it damn close.

2014 JKU Rubicon *DAILY DRIVER*
Gone but not forgotten; 2005 LJ *SOLD* 1987 XJ *SOLD* 2002 WJ *SOLD* 1995 ZJ *SOLD*
FleshEater is offline  
post #2231 of 5449 Old 11-07-2011, 10:03 PM
greg_kulosa
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SF Bay area, CA
Posts: 248
Quote:
Originally Posted by FleshEater

The more and more that question is elaborated on the more and more I don't want to piss with TDC.

I'm an artist so I should be able to transfer the marks rather well from simply looking and compairing. At least enough to get it damn close.
It was really easy. I marked up the old one before I removed it, then transferred the marks to the new one. It went in easy, an has been running fine since.

I don't think you need to mess with TDC. Just line the new one up the same as the old one. I took a picture with the marks before I pulled it, just in case I needed to reference it later.
Attached Thumbnails
image-2060833547.jpg  
greg_kulosa is offline  
post #2232 of 5449 Old 11-08-2011, 07:19 AM
Bigbob
Registered User
 
Bigbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 3,594
No need to do the TDC thing, but it is best to do it. I like using the pin in hole deal to line things up. You can turn the engine over with a wrench on the alternator. The belt will want to slip so you turn your wrench with one hand and apply extra pressure to the belt with the other. I found it pretty easy. There's not that much gear lash there so you can turn it either way, but you want to go righty-tighty as to not loosen the alternator nut.

2006 Solar Yellow Rubicon Unlimited
Jeep Club Member #1340
6 Speed, Hardtop
Mods done: Hurst tee handle, cheap hand throttle, Rokmen Merc front bumper, Warn 9.5 TI winch with 3/8" X 100 worth of Viking yellow rope, DPG OME Ultimate with JKS ACOS up front, Kilby Gas Tank Skid, Kilby Steering Box Skid, Jeep Medic Belly Up, Skidrow Engine Skid, Rockcrusher Diff Skid in the rear, Warn Diff cover in front, , AR Outlaw II's and MTR 12:50/15's, Homemade rear Bumper, Cheap Cobra CB, Puma OBA, Sirius Radio, Locker Defeat, Rockhard cage, Rockmen short corners, homemade tire swing/tailgate hinge affair, Airlift air bags on the rear- - - - - - and more to come!
Bigbob is offline  
post #2233 of 5449 Old 11-09-2011, 09:49 AM
jeep06
Registered User
 
jeep06's Avatar
2015 KL Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 839
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChicagoRod View Post
I drained out my one month old ZR1 oil today and replaced it with M1 5W20 with a zinc additive from O'Reiley's.

http://www.hyperlube.com/Zinc-Replac...ditive-c7.html

The ZR1 gave me intermittent knocking and valve train noise. The other combination has in the past and is working great. It's a bit of a bite to pop for $18 bottle of additive but if my valves are quiet, I can assume my OPDA is getting some better lube as well.
That sucks since I just spent $73 for 12qts of this oil. I did switch to this and haven't had any problems yet, not too keen about switching to something else really. Guess time will tell on my noises and hopefully the ZR1 will work for me. Oh my milage is 59k at the moment.

2015 Cherokee Limited (granite) 4x4, 2.4L, 8.4AN, luxury group, wireless charge pad.
jeep06 is offline  
post #2234 of 5449 Old 11-09-2011, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
willydigger
Web Wheeler
 
willydigger's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,575
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeep06 View Post
That sucks since I just spent $73 for 12qts of this oil. I did switch to this and haven't had any problems yet, not too keen about switching to something else really. Guess time will tell on my noises and hopefully the ZR1 will work for me. Oh my milage is 59k at the moment.
I have a knock with every oil change. Sometimes during cold days I'll start with a knock. I turn everything off and restart and it's fine.

I had it with 5w40, 5w30, and 10w30. It doesn't bother me at all. I plan to continue with 5w40.
willydigger is offline  
post #2235 of 5449 Old 11-09-2011, 11:14 AM
FleshEater
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hell
Posts: 2,495
Mine sounded like hell when I purchased it...immediately put Pennzoil 10w-30 High Mileage in and now it purrs like a kitten...next oil change however will be with Mobil 1 High Mileage (1,000 PPM ZDDP) w/zinc additive (1/3 of a bottle). I expect it will run just as queitly as it does now but only time will tell.

2014 JKU Rubicon *DAILY DRIVER*
Gone but not forgotten; 2005 LJ *SOLD* 1987 XJ *SOLD* 2002 WJ *SOLD* 1995 ZJ *SOLD*
FleshEater 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
2005 jeep tj needs help Smith TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 19 03-08-2013 02:49 PM
Jeep Fire - Catastophic Failure tjone2 JK Wrangler Technical Forum 83 07-11-2012 08:01 AM
Help jeep is possessed. electrical failure? btn2020 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 11-22-2009 03:44 AM
Emissions Failure : 89 Jeep HC & CO sports100 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 12 04-30-2009 10:48 AM
2005 Jeep COLORS????? rem TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 08-21-2004 07:25 PM

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