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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #31
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Everything is good except my clutch pedal feels really loose. I didn't think I had to bleed it or anything but maybe I do.
The other problem I had was all my valve cover bolts have threads coming up past the bolt head except one. That "one" bolt has a regular head and I didn't note it and none of my pictures are clear enough to see where it went. So I'm lost on where it goes. I can't find any pics online. Other than that it's going well...

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #32
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Engine just came in!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #33
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Haha that's sweet man! Let the fun begin. I actually had a really good time doing mine. I wish I wasn't doing it out in the cold ass weather but it was still fun.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #34
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Is yours a 2.5 or 4l?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #35
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It's the 2.5l
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #36
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Mike, I'm pulling for you like so many. My 2.5L blew a skirt off a piston, paid a shop $1800 to rebuild, took $400 to change it out. Total was $2200. It is like new, can do 70 mph, at 3 K and it just wants to keep going. Used to strugle to 60 mph, with the pedal to the floor, have not been near the floor since the rebuild. Can't wait for you turn the key.. The thing that turned me off to a crate, you just don't know what has been done to them, or where they came from. You made a great call doing this, and I am sure looking to see you post success...

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #37
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Sorry I just read your old post about it being a 2.5. I don't k ow what your skill level is or how many times you've rebuilt engines but if you do need any tips let me know. There's a few things I went through the hard way.

Thanks jammin!!! I'll be letting you know the good or bad news soon. Gotta have faith everything will be perfect!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #38
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Building a new engin is a very scary thing, puts a lump in your throat when you get ready to turn the key... You must be close, just keep posting....

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #39
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I've never done the engine internals(pistons,valves,exc) but I definitely know my way around the externals. And I'm good with the tools. I went with the remanu long block cause I needed a new block and didn't want to buy a used one and deal with someone else's issues, plus the 7yr warranty sounded nice cause I probably have the worst luck in the world!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #40
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Sshunter, best of luck to you also. Understand you really blew it up and needed a new block, WOW. That is crazy. Keep posting and let us know how it comes out..

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:43 AM   #41
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Won't start noooo!!! Getting spark in #1 cyl.i poured some gas in TB and it caught fire haha?!? Wtf? Plugs have fuel on them. I did use assembly lube on cyl walls. I read that was a bad idea b/c it's hard to fire with it in there. I'm at a loss.
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Basic question. Did you line up dot to dot on your timing chain gears on install?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #43
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Yea man I made damn sure timing was right. I turned vibration dampener to 0 and it's at Tdc. I'm gonna go over it tonight. Check all grounds wires fuses. Make sure distributor is right an all that good stuff.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #44
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Cool Just make sure your on TDC compression #1. I remove the plug put in a rag and then tap crank the starter motor till the rag goes pop. Then I look at the timing mark. Set it to tdc exact and your golden. Might just be 180 out. I've done it and I have built sooooo many motors.
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180 out on distributor? Or timing chain?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #46
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Distributor I'm assuming if so I don't understand how I'd be off but I'm def gonna check that insight thanks man. You think that assembly lube on the cyl walls would make it not combust right?
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Checked the dizzy... It's dead on #1 on TDC... I'm gonna put it all back together and try it. Maybe I just flooded it...
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Gunner it was 180 out. I didn't understand how that worked until I pulled the cap off again to show my wife's grandfather that it wasn't haha. Then it hit me. So the jeep is running. It's strong and no leaks.. Good stuff... thanks everybody for all the support and tips!!! I'll post some final pics soon.
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Gunner it was 180 out. I didn't understand how that worked until I pulled the cap off again to show my wife's grandfather that it wasn't haha. Then it hit me. So the jeep is running. It's strong and no leaks.. Good stuff... thanks everybody for all the support and tips!!! I'll post some final pics soon.
Awesome man! I'm glad you got it going, I've been watching this thread since you started it hoping you'd get it fixed.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:12 AM   #50
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Thanks donnie!! Nice name haha!!it's a Good feeling to have it back...
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Very Cool mike. It feels good knowing you did it yourself and that you now have a lot more confidence off road to fix things. And you learned that tdc is both tdc compression and tdc exhaust. Congrats.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:53 AM   #52
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Yep def. learned a lot! Drove it to work this morning. Nice and smooth.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #53
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Yeaaa good for you. Congrats on a job well done and quick too.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #54
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Thanks !
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Way to go dude..

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #56
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Just got started on mine today. Got all the wiring out of the way time to relocate to the warehouse where the real tools are and an extra set of hands
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Good job on getting yours finished and I'm still waiting on some final pics!!!??
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:04 AM   #58
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Yea I know I'll get em on here. I didn't take many for reassembly but I'll get some. Good luck with everything hunter hope you have fun!!
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Mike, what resources did you use as you did your rebuild? Parts? Documentation? Things like that. I have a 97 TJ and I'm sure the 2.5 could use a bit of work.
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Everything is good except my clutch pedal feels really loose. I didn't think I had to bleed it or anything but maybe I do.
The other problem I had was all my valve cover bolts have threads coming up past the bolt head except one. That "one" bolt has a regular head and I didn't note it and none of my pictures are clear enough to see where it went. So I'm lost on where it goes. I can't find any pics online. Other than that it's going well...
Probably a little late for you now but my valve cover bolt that was a standard bolt went in front/right under the heater hoses...

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