Originally Posted by michiganhunter
Well took my jeep to a mechanic to get my throwout bearings and clutch pack installed. I have been having some knocking from the lower end sounded like, so I had them listen and they determined it sounded like rod bearings may be going they wanted to pull the oil pan to look, they said they can be changed with the motor still in tact. Sony told them to go ahead, they just called me and told me there was pieces if my #5 cylinder piston laying in there they said it was the lower part of piston, the skirting or whatever it's called.. And they told me that there was some sludge in the pan. I just bought this jeep in April and have not had any issues motor wise before this.. I have never had this shop work on anything of mine and I guess i wanna know is how in the heck can I believe that was my pieces.. I have has awesome oil pressure since I've bought it and never noticed any engine loss power hell before the knocking started last Sunday I had it on a 700 mile trip and ran good with no noises, I turned it off when I got home it sat a few hours and I started it back up to go somewhere and the knocking was there. Anyway the shop said they could pull that 1 piston but they had to pull the head to do it.. Has anyone done this?
Verify the fail; go to the shop and inspect for yourself. Take some pictures of the bits and post if you want some better input on what happened.
Keep this in mind: if it were under warranty, would you want the shop to fix it half-way, or perform a lasting repair that would be worthwhile? You start talking piston skirts in oil pans, spun bearings, sludge, it's a serious issue. Beware false economy promises, or it'll be good money after bad.