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Old 02-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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The infamous Jeep tick! and I don't mean the injectors.

I have developed that imfamous tick that comes from the lifters. I have also developed the rockers sqeaking at idle. That means I have to do myself a lifter and rocker job. This is in my 1995 jeep wrangler 4.0. Has no smoke whatsover and runs perfect. So my question would it be useful when I replace them to do a right up on it? I know that most have manuals on this but you never know since its a common thing. I will be doing it next weekend. Stinks I have to pull the head though. But i will pay that price to have the 4.0.

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Yes!!! The more the better.

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Tick ,tick,tick, and it keeps on ticking. It's a jeep thing. Is it worth the work,if it's running fine? Or , what could be the resilts if ya leave it alone?
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Tick ,tick,tick, and it keeps on ticking. It's a jeep thing. Is it worth the work,if it's running fine? Or , what could be the resilts if ya leave it alone?
Well, the tick is annoying. Yes, I know lots of people that drive with the tick but over time it stops pumping oil through them and that is when your rockers start to squeak. So It can't be to good to leave it.
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Yes!!! The more the better.
Ok, then I will get the camera all ready to go. I will try my best to cover every aspect and show it with pics.
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Its bad news to replace the lifters and not replace the cam.New parts wear old parts and old parts wear new.Besides that is a great improvement that you can do to the 4.0.
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Ok, then I will get the camera all ready to go. I will try my best to cover every aspect and show it with pics.
Awesome! Looking forward to the pics. Thank you in advance.
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As far as the cam goes I am trying this first without. Yes, I know It can cost me more in the long run but I found several threads where they have checked the cam against a new one and all measurements were the same. It is a personal opinion I know but I will try it without the cam first.
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I have developed that imfamous tick that comes from the lifters. I have also developed the rockers sqeaking at idle. That means I have to do myself a lifter and rocker job. This is in my 1995 jeep wrangler 4.0. Has no smoke whatsover and runs perfect. So my question would it be useful when I replace them to do a right up on it? I know that most have manuals on this but you never know since its a common thing. I will be doing it next weekend. Stinks I have to pull the head though. But i will pay that price to have the 4.0.
I just looked at this thread again and noticed I need to start using spell check and also check my grammer. LOL, sorry about that guys.
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Keep us posted, I just got my 95 and its doing the same thing, plenty of power, starts good, but that tick is driving me crazy, and thats a short trip, mine is starting to sound like a diesel, let me know
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:24 AM   #12
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lol, That is exactly how i explain mine. Sounds like a diesel. I am just going to start telling people I put a diesel in it. I will keep you posted on how this goes. It will be the weekend when I start it. Should be able to do it in just a couple hrs including the time to reseal the valves and all.
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But mine only does it at idle, at 1000 rpms it stops, really interested in this, so keep me up to date, as I am not a mechanic..........lol
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #14
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Mine does it at idle and as you give it gas it kinda goes away. As for the rocker squeak that goes away also. I do have great oil pressure but i figure the lifters are worn and also maybe stopped up. I will def let you know how it goes and do what i can to help others.

I am in no way saying not to swap cams at the same time but i am not. It all depends on who you talk to that says yes or no. So please don't feel like I am saying you don't have to.
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As far as the cam goes I am trying this first without. Yes, I know It can cost me more in the long run but I found several threads where they have checked the cam against a new one and all measurements were the same. It is a personal opinion I know but I will try it without the cam first.
I was not telling you what to do.Some people dont know this and it might not wear out in the next 20K.I was just saying its a better idea to do this and gain some power with the cam upgrade.Good luck with your repair.I know someone who put a used piston in a datsun ingine and reused the head gasket.The darn thing ran another 10 years.
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Just read the above post (engine)
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lol, I know what your saying and if i was not trying to get out cheap and fast i would def do that. So I completely understand. Maybe I will get that lucky! But I am not reusing my head gasket. lol.
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I could NEVER get away with doing something like useing a head gasket again.Are you replacing the rocker arms and pushrods?
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:06 AM   #19
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I could NEVER get away with doing something like useing a head gasket again.Are you replacing the rocker arms and pushrods?
Yeah Im replacing them. Everything but the cam. Figures. I may even change my mind when i start. lol
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:39 PM   #20
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I had a tick, it went away when I tightened the Intake and exhaust Manifolds on my 4.2/258
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #21
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Yeah, i have heard of that. but i actually am able to pin point it plus the rockers are squeaking. That is a def sign of not enough oil in the valve cover area.
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You might be able to get away with just pushrods and rockers, I'd check those before pulling the head..
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #23
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I have to pull the head to change the lifters unfortunately. I know they have some wear im sure. Already bought them and a head gasket anyways. So its just some time now.
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Since you will have the head off you might as well, get a valve job done and have the head cleaned and ported. My 95 4.0 had the old Captian Hook TICK, TICK going and i pulled the whole top off took the head to a trusted machine shop had had them square that away while i replaced the lifters. Once i got the head back i installed new pushrods and upgraded to a one piece roller rocker.

Make sure you fill the lifters up with oil good and lube them well anlong with the push rods and the roller rocker. the one piece roller rocker is much better than the individual OEM rockers.

Once together it, it has run almost dead quiet for almost a year now!!
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Already ordered the OEM. Roller rockers are super expensive and i don't have much in this jeep and want to just get it running right. Maybe one day when i don't have a house to add on to and 3 kids to take care of I will build it. lol
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Eased up a little, when I bough my jeep, it had on had about 1000 miles put on it in 2 years, so I got some seafoam, and ran it pretty hard for about 1/2 hours, I never drive over 2500 rpms, so I thought I could blow the soot out of it........lol..........does this sound like a valve problem, if it sits around to long?
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It could possibly have a collapsed lifter. I tried the whole marvel mystery oil and that did not work on mine. But its also possible it could be something else. Without hearing it or anything it hard to tell.
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So, did you break it down last weekend?
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #29
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I have. Took pics and all. Will get it posted today sometime. It still ticks a little but i need to change oil and filter because this motor was nasty! But def helped and is nowhere near as noticable. No longer sqeaks either. The old lifters were nasty, wore out and did not pump the oil like they were supposed to.
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Oh, man, cant wait to see, how long did it take you?

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