Post by ex-tbd85hilux on Jun 11, 2010 9:59:00 GMT -5
Well as some of you know I am in the process of selling ol' red and have picked up a 97 TJ to play with. It has a 4 cylinder with air conditioning, newer axles with 4.10's, an automatic, and some complimentary dents dings and paint falling off. I'll post some pics of Road Kill when I get it out of my garage later today or tomorrow. Plans right now are to do a minor build... It already has 33's on it but with only 2 inches of lift (Budget boost) there isn't much for fender well. So I'll be fabbing up a body lift using the old parts from the back half of Ol' Red. I also need to replace the lower control arms, figure out a hesitation that the engine has, replace the front and rear bumpers, make some rock sliders and freshen up some seals that are possibly leaking. I've already replaced the plugs, plug wires, Distributor cap, rotor button, air filter, valve cover gasket, and started replacing the muffler. Still need to add some tow points and I'm going to be swapping my winch from Ol' Red to Road Kill once I make or find a winch plate for it.
Post by ex-tbd85hilux on Jun 15, 2010 8:20:21 GMT -5
I plugged in my OBDII code reader and got a code of p0201 which using google indicates the #1 injector is having issues. That doesn't surprise me much since the Jeep has 147K miles on the original injectors. I found rebuilt injectors on Ebay for $100 +20 core charge for a set of 4 so I'll probably get those some new seals and pop them in. Should only take a couple hours and I'll be good to go... Unless there's something else wrong which is possible.
I've washed the engine and had water issues that I'm still trying to track down. First time I hosed the engine When I got to the driver side it started idling really rough like water in the intake or a vacuum leak. Second time it was on the drivers side that it occured. I believe something electrical is getting shorted when it's wet. I've used a spray bottle of water on the couple vacuum lines that are on the engine but have had no luck that way. So I'll keep chipping away...
That's why I said container and gravity - no use of water, period. Just degreaser/cleaner.... ;D I have a vat that's big enough available to me, but I haven't bothered degreasing the '87 or the Chevy. I don't even know if I can take either to any of the DIY car washes around here and do it anymore - at least not cheaply. I miss the days where $5 could get your truck washed, waxed, and engine bay degreased
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Post by ex-tbd85hilux on Jun 25, 2010 17:10:38 GMT -5
Got it inspected today! And it passed on the 3rd try! Had to remove the stone guards from the headlights, the euro guards from the tail lights had to be removed and the driver headlight was about to fall out. Fixed all of those and then the airbag light came back on. That was the easy fix... The ignition switch isn't going back all the way to the run position. So I just have to manual switch it back a 1/8th of a click.
If your interested I have a 2.5 ltr here that ran very well, complete with manifolds. SWapping in the 4.0, Oh, BTW I found that Browndog offroad actually sells the frame brackets for the 4.0 swap. The 2.5 has 185K, driven to moyock everyday from Gatesville. I put on new intake/exhaust gaskets, w/pump. Actually you could get all the stuff I don't need for the swap. trying for 300 OBO. Interested? That includes ECM. Ken
Post by ex-tbd85hilux on Jun 27, 2010 16:11:20 GMT -5
The engine isn't that bad really... I just got some tweaking to do and some parts to replace... I need to replace the injectors because they are old and starting to pop codes. (#1 cylinder in particular) I believe the more I look at it the O2 sensors are due for replacement also. But the forward one on the header had the typical issue and melted itself together at the plastic connector. When I popped the plugs out all 4 where completely clean and the rocker arms looked pretty good if not dirty when I removed so I really have no reason for an engine at this time. And in the event I do need an engine I'm just going to pick up a Dodge Dakota of similar model year and do a V8 swap. So no... I don't need an engine at this time.
On a different note I did find out today that the front shocks are stockers so shock replacement is necessary. I swapped in newer front coils today from a 4.0 Rubi (I think) and the front end with the winch and bumper are sitting almost 1" higher. So I think with the 1.5 " body lift I'm fabbing I should be good with the 33s. It should keep the center of gravity pretty low to the ground too.
Cool, sounds like you have a good handle on things. If you want I would be willing to sell you the injectors and the rail together. Finally got over the engine bracket hurdle so hopefully I will be making some progress on the wife's YJ. that is as long as the baby doesn't come early, then it all stops for a while.