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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Engine finally out with pics

It was a PITA but its finally out. So much stuff to remove, move, unhook and tight spaces. My wrist is even sore. lol Now to find out why my non abused motor started knocking like hell with only 42,000 miles.

I was able to take the wheels/tires off and lower the jeep down just enough to barely get the motor out with the cherry picker or else id have to take the grill out also. It cleared oil pan by about 1 Inch.

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Unread 09-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Everything looked good on the head and saw nothing obviously wrong with it, the piston tops looked ok. I didnt mess with the short block much but there were metal shaving in the oil pickup tube screen. Head it at the machine shop and prolly this weekend mess with the short block
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Unread 09-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Damn! Nice job pulling that dude out! Sooooooooooooooooooo now you just going to look for the knock? Might be a rod bearing, turn that engine over and move the piston rods etc...
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Unread 09-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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I can turn it over by hand now that the head is off. It turns over smoothly and free. Cylinder walls all look and feel perfectly smooth. I took off 3 of the Connecting rod caps quickly and the 3 I randomly chose the bearings looked good. I prolly wont mess with it till this weekend again
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Unread 09-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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Nice progress... How long did it take you to pull the engine?
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Unread 09-18-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Nice progress... How long did it take you to pull the engine?
Well I am embarassed to say but it took me about 14 hours lol It was a PITA. (not all at once 6 hours on 2 saturdays in a row and then about 2 more hours )
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Unread 09-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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LOL, don't feel bad... The first engine I pulled took about 8-12 hrs. Then once I learned the tricks and order to pull stuff apart, I could do the same in 3 hrs. I never pulled a Jeep engine so I could imagine it'd take me a full day to pull one.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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Ive pulled engines before but this was the worst so far. Old V8 muscle cars are fast and easy
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Unread 09-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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Well I am embarassed to say but it took me about 14 hours lol It was a PITA. (not all at once 6 hours on 2 saturdays in a row and then about 2 more hours )
It would have come out ALOT SOONER and been MUCH EASIER if you pulled off the fenders and grille first. You could have had that engine pulled in less than 4 hours time, even if it was your first time doing it if you removed those items via the 20-30 bolts holding them.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #10
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Ive pulled engines before but this was the worst so far. Old V8 muscle cars are fast and easy
The TJ Jeep is about as easy as it gets to pull an engine, as stated the big key is to pull the grille and fenders first.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #11
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Ive pulled engines before but this was the worst so far. Old V8 muscle cars are fast and easy
Yeah, I had a 90 mustang that I could do pretty quick and an IROC that was PITA. Then I had a 68 camaro and wow. Those old cars will spoil you.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #12
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Pics of my full rebuild(Bent a pushrod, so decided to just rebuild and replace everything since parts for this engine are DIRT CHEAP) after the engine was put back in:
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Unread 09-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #13
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When mine was knocking it turned out to be a broken piston skirt. Still ran like a clock (206,000km) but the noise was about enough to give a brain tumour. Had mine rebuilt by a local performance shop and it's like brand new now, with some upgrades. The pictures bring back such great memories, smashing knuckles on the Jeep, swearing, girlfriend asking how long I would be in garage, etc. Good luck with the rest!!
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Unread 09-18-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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Better cover up them cat converters and watch out for that Harbor Freight engine stand!!!! I heard some bad things about them, and had a buddy lose his Big toe when it broke and smaqshed it flatter than a pancake.
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Better cover up them cat converters and watch out for that Harbor Freight engine stand!!!! I heard some bad things about them, and had a buddy lose his Big toe when it broke and smaqshed it flatter than a pancake.
HF stands don't really have a wide base on them, I can see those tipping over while trying to rotate the block over to work under the engine. Yikes!
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