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Old 02-25-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Valve Cover Issues!!!

Okay,after cleaning all the gunk out from under the hood, I drove home (about 12 miles) and when I got home the top of the motor was covered with oil. After looking everything over I found a small piece of metal missing from the oil filler hole where the ears of the oil filler cap go into the valve cover. I used some RTV to fix the leak and started looking for a replacement valve cover. For some reason, no one makes one that will fit everything stops at 87 and starts back at 93. Mines a 1990 that came from the factory with a aluminum valve cover that has about 12 bolts around it. And an inline 4.2, if anyone has a good parts resource I would be very appreciative! I`ve tried JC Whitney, and Collins Bros. but I`m still loking!

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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i have a 4.2 valve cover from my 87. you're welcome to it, pm me if interested.

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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If its the 4.2 you can use one from any 4.2 they are all the same engine as long as its the inline...
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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Thanks guys , but from what Ive been told at Collins Bros. There was some kind of change up mid 1987 thru mid 1990. And just my luck I got caught in the middle of all that!
If either of you guys have one that has 11 or so bolt holes in it I would love to do buy one, especially after ordering one already that does`nt work from Collins Bros.( That one has only 7 bolt holes!) And I lost the cost of shipping when I returned it to them!
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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Dude check autozone or napa I get all my parts from there and they ask if its a 90 because I tell them I cant seem to get it anywhere else and they have them on hand. Or liquid gasket
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:14 AM   #6
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I still haven`t had much luck! But I did manage to get some RTV to seal the hole as a temporary fix! Still looking for a new one!!!
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11 or 12 bolts? i have a few valve covers laying around. the bottom one is from an 87 4.2 and its aluminum. but it has 15 bolt holes like all the valve covers i have laying around.

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Old 03-05-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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Hey doc what other parts you got layin around?
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almost any stock part
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Got any springs?
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Got any springs?
yep, stock off my 87 that are in a pile waiting for the scrap yard. wantem?

oh yeah, low mile stock xj coils also.
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Depends on price will the XJ coils fit my yj?
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hey doc, got any of the vacuum parts laying around? 4x4 jumper switch or any of the other little vacuum stuff under the hood?
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email me and i'll send you a pic of what i need. or, how do i send it here?
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hey doc, got any of the vacuum parts laying around? 4x4 jumper switch or any of the other little vacuum stuff under the hood?
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email me and i'll send you a pic of what i need. or, how do i send it here?
hit your email.
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Depends on price will the XJ coils fit my yj?
no, xj front coils are of no use. unless you get very creative.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:08 PM   #16
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damn alright how much for the leafs? or maybe free?
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damn alright how much for the leafs? or maybe free?
probably not worth the shipping. i would let them go for next to free, if you think you have a use for 22 yr old springs. can be used to make a full lengt add a leaf i guess.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:13 PM   #18
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Mine are practically flat if they are any better?
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Mine are practically flat if they are any better?
i'm suprised the shackles weren't scraping the pavement and throwing sparks. you want these??

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Old 03-05-2009, 09:20 PM   #20
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Um never mind lol, got anything else like a clutch or maybe a set of seats for cheap? Or stock bump stops
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #21
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what is it with you and those bump stops. forget about them.

i'm undecided about my seats, i'll probably re use them.

i have d30 shafts i just put u joints in, and the rest of the axle waiting for scrap, as well as the non c clip d35 waitin for scrap. lots of stock engine and driveline parts from a few 4.0 and 4.2 jeeps. some 4 banger d shafts and t case main shafts.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #22
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You should have a list of parts you have, so we can maybe take them off your hands
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:29 PM   #23
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I want some damn bump stops lol I'm sick of possibly smashin my oil pan again lol
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:30 PM   #24
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i've done it and no one responded. let me know what you need.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #25
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Um Clutch, front wheel hubs (just bearing but I heard you cant buy just the bearing), Front U joints, instructions on how to go from hydraulic to mechanical clutch, brake lines and the list goes on but Im to damn broke to buy any of it
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:37 PM   #26
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ya bearing is the whole hub assembly, my old ones aren't worth using, same with u joints. u joints are cheap though.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #27
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Yeah U joints are like $12 Hub is like $120

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