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Old 12-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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1991 YJ Build

Even on here for a little while. For those that don't know me or my jeep I will start with some background:
Bought my first Jeep about 6 months ago. Found a 1991 Jeep YJ 4.0L w/ the AX15 on Craigslist. 178k miles, center force clutch, 6 inches of lift, 15x10 soft 8s and 35 in Kevlar side walled tires.
Warn 9k lb winch on the front and be stop seats and hard top.

Then the first expensive job came up, the clutch slave cylinder went out. And of course it's internal. So I decided while it was down to do a few other things. I pulled the tranny and replaced the slave cylinder, new master cylinder and braided hydraulic line between the two. New u-joints front and rear, new duel steering stabilizers, new shocks front and rear, B&M short throw shifter, a new crank position sensor, two new hella lights on the bumper, and a vertically driven sound bar. As was well with the world.

Till I went to finish the wiring for the lights two weeks ago. I opened the hood and started working on it. And like I always do when the hood is open I checked the oil... Chocolate milk
Yay a blown head gasket.

So I start to tear apart the engine. Went to take the injectors out and they were stuck. Finally got them out and can see why I was getting crappy mpg. So added that to the list. Got all of the brackets off and head off and realized my alt bearings were starting to bind. Added to the list. Then decided to check one of the lifters for wear, the only problem is that they will not come out. So I remembered pulling the stock ones on a buddies jeep. They were so warn that they mushroomed and wouldn't come out of the lifter valleys. So we had to use a dowel to hold all the lifters up, pull the camshaft and put a PVC pipe cut in half in and drop the lifters onto the PVC pipe and pull them out the front. So cam and lifters got added to the list. So I decided to go with the comp cams extreme 4x4 and mopar performance springs. Oh and a water pump, it was looking pretty bad.
So most of my list is there plus gaskets, thermostat, air filter and all that jaz.
I also decided to paint the valve cover, intake, and brackets while I have it all out anyways.
Here is how far I have come so far. More to come soon.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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Seems like we have the same luck but I have to money to fix all of it lol nice jeep

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Looks like you're off to a nice start.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Seems like we have the same luck but I have to money to fix all of it lol nice jeep
Haha well luckily I get a really good discount on parts.

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Looks like you're off to a nice start.
Thanks! I'll try and keep it updated as soon as I have progress.

I'm going to clean up some of the brackets and paint today, may get the old cam and lifters pulled.
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Been a long time but I finally got everything I need. Finances got tight so I had to can the cam and lifter upgrade but that's alright. Here's how she sat this morning and how I left her to go to bed.
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can you explain how you went about cleaning your intake? what cleaners worked best, if you used greenies or wire wheel, etc... Also, did you paint it? It look awesome!! I am doing mine and have got about half way with a wire wheel on an angle grinder but it's slow going and i can't get into the tight spots.
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can you explain how you went about cleaning your intake? what cleaners worked best, if you used greenies or wire wheel, etc... Also, did you paint it? It look awesome!! I am doing mine and have got about half way with a wire wheel on an angle grinder but it's slow going and i can't get into the tight spots.
We'll i started with a good soak in the wash basin in the basement. Then I took a brass wire brush and oven cleaner and went to town. Then primer, lots of light coats of black, and clear. It took about two weeks and my arms were sore but it's well worth it
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can you explain how you went about cleaning your intake? what cleaners worked best, if you used greenies or wire wheel, etc... Also, did you paint it? It look awesome!! I am doing mine and have got about half way with a wire wheel on an angle grinder but it's slow going and i can't get into the tight spots.
Here's a better pic too
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Looking good. Sorry about your luck on the head gasket but youll have a solid runner as soon as shes done.

My valve cover gasket is weeping so I just picked up the gasket and some vht to paint my valve cover. Yours came out real slick. I like the painted intake manifold aswell.
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We'll i started with a good soak in the wash basin in the basement. Then I took a brass wire brush and oven cleaner and went to town. Then primer, lots of light coats of black, and clear. It took about two weeks and my arms were sore but it's well worth it
Thanks! I had a feeling there was no a short cut. Didn't think of oven cleaner tho...I'm going to try that. What primer did you use? Was it a self etching type?
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Thanks! I had a feeling there was no a short cut. Didn't think of oven cleaner tho...I'm going to try that. What primer did you use? Was it a self etching type?
Nope no short cuts. But it helps to let is soak awhile. I was working overtime so I didn't have time so it sat and soaked for about 4-5 days. Yes it was rust-oleum self etching primer
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Nope no short cuts. But it helps to let is soak awhile. I was working overtime so I didn't have time so it sat and soaked for about 4-5 days. Yes it was rust-oleum self etching primer
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