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post #3316 of 5452 Old 06-07-2012, 07:07 AM
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Mike, just curious, with all of your down time on this motor, why didn't you pull it and put in a GM V8 long ago? Hell, I'm at 40k on mine and my V8 build plan is coming along nicely, although a year or two away. When my 06 grenades, I want to be ready to go with an L33/LS1/LM7 variant and a 4L65E tranny to install. Geez, I'm so over this 42RLE I'm ready to do the swap even if the engine doesn't grenade!
Believe me, I'd have loved to. I lost my job over 9 months ago now due to health issues and couldn't afford the full v8 swap. I did talk at length with Novak on a few occasions for a 5.3 swap and retaining the rest of my running gear-keeping the 6 speed tranny, rubi case, etc. Just couldn't come up with about $5K to do it yet.

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Believe me, I'd have loved to. I lost my job over 9 months ago now due to health issues and couldn't afford the full v8 swap. I did talk at length with Novak on a few occasions for a 5.3 swap and retaining the rest of my running gear-keeping the 6 speed tranny, rubi case, etc. Just couldn't come up with about $5K to do it yet.

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Understood and thanks for the response. I apologize if I didn't seem empathetic. Good luck looki g for employment.

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post #3318 of 5452 Old 06-07-2012, 12:09 PM
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OPDA was replaced with a new one from Mopar this morning. Luckily there was no damage to the gear on the OPDA. I did notice it is was very difficult to turn by hand as predicted. The Jeep seems to be running fine however it was at a cost of $325.00 I now wonder if it is better to run a good Synthetic oil such as Mobil One or switch to an oil with ZZDP such as Shell Rotella?
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Changing to a higher ZDDP oil will not prevent future binding.
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OPDA was replaced with a new one from Mopar this morning. Luckily there was no damage to the gear on the OPDA. I did notice it is was very difficult to turn by hand as predicted. The Jeep seems to be running fine however it was at a cost of $325.00 I now wonder if it is better to run a good Synthetic oil such as Mobil One or switch to an oil with ZZDP such as Shell Rotella?
Seriously, you need to read the thread. Absolutely everything that you have inquired about has been covered and many times over in some cases.
You will find links to any question you may have on the first page.
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If the Jeep is a daily driver, you'll need to mod it as described on Page 1 (and the many versions), or dissect every so often and manually grease/oil it. The binding/Laughing Monkey is a result of lack of lubrication and galling. The wear is unidentified and may be helped with higher ZDDP and/or less restrictions on the OPDA shaft.
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I am aware of the OPDA shaft needing lubrication. I am trying to choose the right oil to prevent camshaft/lifter failure
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I orderd my new OPDA direct from the warehose in Tampa, Fl. $90~ I installed it myself. Took all of 10 minutes. Sorry you had to spend so much. Ouch...

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So with a low-mile 06 LJ, I've stayed on top of checking the opda and have not had much concerns yet with 39k. I have used std Royal Purple 10w-30 with good results, but it is a rated oil, APN SN designation. In researching oils on their site, I came across a new blend RP offers called High Performance Street, HPS, which is not APN rated and has, I believe, 1400 ppm of zinc/phosphorous added. I had to call RP to get the details, and was told it is made specifically for either highly modded or flat tappet engines. Anyone used, or had success with the RP HPS?
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I am traveling so I had to rely on the Local repair shop to replace OPDA. Had I been home I would have did the Mod and completed the task my self. We used to own a fleet of Semi trucks mostly with Cat and Cummins engines. We used Pennzoil Long Life 15-40 witch I believe is no longer available and Shell Rotella. Oil and filters were changed every 8K-10K miles. Most of our engines would go 500-600K miles plus before overhaul and when tore them down there would be very little ware witch I attribute to the use of these oils.
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I am aware of the OPDA shaft needing lubrication. I am trying to choose the right oil to prevent camshaft/lifter failure
From the detailed discussion earlier in this thread and indy research I believe that Valvoline VR1 10w/30 is a great oil for our engines, while others choose Mobil1 Syn, and still others something else. I also think I recall some discussion about Mobil1 altering their formula post the discussion here. This is one link to see what's what on your own, but I think it's also (fairly) commonly understood that proper ZDDP levels are especially critical during the initial break-in of cams and gears to adequately complete the hardening of bearing surfaces, and not so critical after the break-in is complete.

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Well you have done it. Dug up some great data. The link answers many of my questions that I have not had time to dig up answers for.
You did good.
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From the detailed discussion earlier in this thread and indy research I believe that Valvoline VR1 10w/30 is a great oil for our engines, while others choose Mobil1 Syn, and still others something else. I also think I recall some discussion about Mobil1 altering their formula post the discussion here. This is one

link to see what's what on your own
, but I think it's also (fairly) commonly understood that proper ZDDP levels are especially critical during the initial break-in of cams and gears to adequately complete the hardening of bearing surfaces, and not so critical after the break-in is complete.

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flying_bosun,
Well you have done it. Dug up some great data. The link answers many of my questions that I have not had time to dig up answers for.
You did good.
Thanks PaulW
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I send them as emails to myself. Here's a couple more about oil and air filters.

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K&N Air Filter expensive and Bad

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I orderd my new OPDA direct from the warehose in Tampa, Fl. $90~ I installed it myself. Took all of 10 minutes. Sorry you had to spend so much. Ouch...
got a link or a website--$90 is the lowest I've seen.
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got a link or a website--$90 is the lowest I've seen.
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I don't know about $90, but the link in my sig netted be some serious savings on my rebuild. "Jeep club" pricing if you ask for it (speak to Mike V., if there's any confusion)

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“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.”
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