I got the jeep with a blown motor for $200 a year and a half ago, I bought a motor for another $500 around the same time. Yesterday I finally got to swapping the motors.
I primed the oil system very well, multiple cranks etc..
On initial start up the motor "knocked or ticked" loudly. As the temperature rose, the sound faded quite a bit. If I blip the throttle it'll make the sound for a few reveloutions, then go away. Also while I am driving, it'll come at low speed load and disappear at less load higher speed...
Knock, lifters what!? You can hear it right after the u turn as I am coming up the slight hill...sound goes away at 27 second though?