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.