155,000 on the bottom end. Runs perfect besides the head issues, cylinders still have a nice cross hatch visible.
i'd be wondering about it heating up the windshield (transferring heat into the cabin) and allowing superheated air into the cowl (again, transferring heat into the cabin) i'd be looking at a way to force the air out the bottom, to get sucked out back. it kinda goes that way anyways, but there has to be a better way to remove heat. :frown2:This allows a surprising amount of very hot air to escape in summer. Here in Michigan we have nowhere near the heat you guys do however the heat of the air coming from this gap in summer is too hot to stand with my hand.
Who did you wind up getting the engine from? Was it pricey?Dropped seat diagnosis confirmed by my local shop, which will be doing an engine swap for me.
My machinist said all the 4.7s were like this. The tolerance isn't tight enough between the seat and the head. If you replace the seats proactively, you can avoid it.I'm a happy 03 owner and it is somewhat relieving to see that my year seem to have the least valve seats dropped. Finger crossed it won't happen to me, I expect getting a new head for this engine in Sweden would be a costly matter.
Lol ... Yes, it was pricey. I did not have time to deal with this on my own so I had a local shop do it. They swapped in a Jasper which was somewhere in the neighborhood of just under $5k for the long block and the install kit. Add $2.4k install and a few other items I wanted in there ... I think you get the idea. Guess I like my Jeep.Who did you wind up getting the engine from? Was it pricey?