Just moved to Pueblo, CO from Hawaii after leaving the Navy on May 10. Got a job out here and will be residing in an apartment for about a year. I have 2 jeeps now. I bought my 2011 Wrangler Sport in Hawaii 2 years ago and fell in love with it. My wife now has control of that one as I bought another 93 4.0 Inline 6 before moving here . The YJ is definately going to need some work as I was driving out here I noticed leaks that were not leaking while driving it around my old hometown. And it was smoking going uphill (not from exhaust but from the leaks dropping onto the exhaust) I'm assuming the 1000+ mile roadtrip stress tested some of the old gaskets. The leaks are my only concern atm besides my wonderful 10 mpg. Are there any good mechanics here locally or even in the springs area that I could be referred to. I'll work on my profile more tomorrow after I "move in" to my new place and start work on Monday. I'll work on getting pics of the underside in the next few minutes as well. Also theres an oily spray all over the back bumper and even some up on the tailgate and bottom of the hardtop window. If any of these symptoms or the pics I'm about to go take look familiar to anyone please share what you did or had done and roughly what the cost may be. Thanks!
Thanks! Yea, Well I had island fever pretty bad there. I grew up in the high desert of California so this is actually about the same. I've already driven up to Boulder and back in a day just for a BBQ with old navy buds. The jeep looks like it will enjoy itself out here. As far as good mechanic goes, thats what I was wondering if anyone had one they used. I'm never a big fan of chain mechanics so I try to use word of mouth as much as possible.
Nice. I just got my place and will be starting my job tomorrow. So within the next two weeks I'll be taking it in somewhere. If your dad is comfortable with a jeep then I'd feel much safer driving 30 miles less to a mechanic but if he's not I can always try the guys sinister mentioned. It has to be easier to work on than those other vehicles though haha.
A lot of the time"s it's the valve cover, it then leaks down the back of the block and will make you think it's the main shaft seal, oh and just put a new PCV valve on it there not much and sometimes helps a lot. Good luck and that's a fine looking Heep!
Ended up changing the valve cover gasket and the sending unit. Once I got the engine wiped down and watched closely where the oil was coming from the gasket was definitely leaking and the sending unit had oil all over it as well. I noticed the 2 connections on the bottom of my radiator are leaking a bit and the whole bottom of my jeep is embarrassing. There are hangers for the exhaust not being used, but instead metal wiring wrapped up. Saw a few cracks in the weld after the muffler too. Trying to decide the easiest path here to fix that.