ok so this is the long version.... a buddy had me bring his jeep over to do some repairs and holys$%t this thing is tore up. first a little history the motor has 12000 miles on a rebuild that was done at a rebuilder in chicago.then the motor sat for 8 months till it was installed.then the motor was installed and went through a proper break in period. at roughly 10000 miles it started blowing the dipstick out of the tube about 2 inches and would push a little oil out every now and then.now it is in my garage (along with 2 more project builds).. it has also got another issue.when trying to start it there is no CEL but after trying to start it 12 to 15 times the CEL will come on and then it will start. now is where i am having a problem i have done a compression check
#1 has 150 psi
#2 has 145 psi
#3 has 143 psi
#4 has 150 psi
so i did a leak down test and the results are
all are within acceptable specs so now i checked the pcv valve and vaccum line and system all good with minimal oil in the pcv line and the scavange line that goes to the throttle body. so i cleaned them anyway so with these two issues let me add 1 more.
when you try to start it and the CEL come on so do the headlights but just dim not normal brightness for low beam almost like a dead flashlight.
so i hope someone can come up with some ideas cause i am lost at this point. i am thinking small crack missed during rebuild possibly. and during leak down test you cannot hear where the leak is i have tried smoke in all places watching for movement but get none
hopefully some has an idea.......
thanks guys and gals