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07-28-2013 10:49 PM
97Snyder 400-500 and it runs just like new off the showroom floor
07-28-2013 08:08 PM
Dobber91 How many miles have you put on your engine since you reworked it and how's it running?
05-08-2013 08:03 AM
bardb
05-07-2013 02:53 PM
97Snyder Engine completed and purring like a kitten now. It is running great and no leaks in sight. It will be under high surveillance during the break in period and I will keep posting any changes.
05-06-2013 05:26 PM
bardb Happy thoughts and prayers are heading your way
05-06-2013 03:25 PM
97Snyder I'm going to try to finish putting the engine together and start it tonight.... wish me luck that everything works out fine
05-01-2013 09:35 PM
97Snyder
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
Are you using cromoly rings or aluminum?
I asked about the head because I figured u might as well have it checked out and cleaned up while u have it off. Beats the Heck out of having to pull again at a later date.. then again, $#!+ happens..... Good luck man and there's not much u can mess up. Just torque to specs and u are good to go.

I am using Mahle Piston rings. They came with the pistons I ordered. I looked up the part number of 51869cp and summit racing shows they are cast iron rings. I do not know much about what material is the best? I am leaving the block in the jeep. I agree it would suck if the block just bailed on me but it looks great. I am hoping to finish honing and then start reassembly tomorrow. I also got CRC Sta-lube engine reassembly lube for the reassembly. My only question is do I use this lube on the pistons when I place them back in the cylinders or do I just use the same oil I will be running in it? I am also wondering if there is some kind of special oil I should use during the break in period? I was planning on using Castrol full synthetic 5w-30..... anyone have any opinions on this idea?
05-01-2013 12:06 PM
PiePuncher Are you using cromoly rings or aluminum?
I asked about the head because I figured u might as well have it checked out and cleaned up while u have it off. Beats the Heck out of having to pull again at a later date.. then again, $#!+ happens..... Good luck man and there's not much u can mess up. Just torque to specs and u are good to go.
05-01-2013 11:42 AM
97Snyder No I have inspected the block and it is still in great shape. I am also doing this rebuild in frame and am trying not to completely remove it. I am also hoping to have it back together tomorrow and maybe start it up Friday.
05-01-2013 11:02 AM
PiePuncher That's about what I spent on my rebuild. R u going to take the head to a machine shop to have it looked at? U made the right decision to repair and I wish u the best of luck. My rebuild gave me great power and better gas mileage. I'm happy I did it
05-01-2013 12:03 AM
97Snyder I am going to hone the cylinders in a few hours when I wake up and before I go into work. Then re assembly straits and hopefully I don't fudge something up and ruin all the hard work. So far I've only spent 420$ on this rebuild so not to bad.
04-23-2013 10:29 AM
97Snyder I'm not sure what caused the failure but I am putting new hypereutic pistons, rings, bearings etc in the engine..... might as well since its apart
04-23-2013 10:16 AM
bardb I would have it freshened up while it was off. Any idea what caused the piston failure?
04-23-2013 07:11 AM
97Snyder Both look really good just in need of a good cleaning
04-22-2013 11:32 PM
Geneticallybroke Brutal, how does your valves/head look?
04-21-2013 04:57 PM
97Snyder I found my compression problem..... the piston is cracked.... the cylinder is not scratched and the ring lip is barely there so looks to me like I only need to replace the piston or pistons.
04-11-2013 09:47 AM
tailhole Also don't count on it making .020 over
04-11-2013 09:46 AM
tailhole Here, I charge 12$ a hole.
Then looking at cleaning.
Cam bearings and freeze plugs.
Installing cam bearings and plugs.

I would say between 100-150
04-11-2013 01:38 AM
97Snyder I am going to check with the machine shop in town and see how much it'll cost to bore the block 20 over then rebuild it myself.
04-09-2013 10:16 AM
tailhole Call around to some local machine shops.
Get some prices.
Call some mechanic shops, see who they use.
Down here 1300 is a round about price for a rebuild
04-09-2013 08:48 AM
bardb If you're happy with the Jeep, then I would look into rebuilding whatever is broken now. A top end rebuild is obviously quicker than a complete engine pull and rebuild. If time is critical you can swap with a rebuilt one, but personally I would rather rent a car and take more time to rebuild the originals if possible. The link below may have some useful rebuild info.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/4-0-...ce-119597.html
04-08-2013 06:15 PM
97Snyder I agree it is a great color for the vehicle.
04-08-2013 09:35 AM
InvisiblePants She's a beauty. I wish my PO would have left mine that green. He painted it black, and it looks good, but i love the metallic green.
04-08-2013 12:28 AM
97Snyder This is the jeep
04-07-2013 11:06 PM
InvisiblePants What shape is the body in? Do you have hard top or soft? Full doors or halfs. What wheels and tires and how much tread is left. Is the frame good? I think you could do it. You might be surprised. Half doors alone in my area, you get you 500 easy. But each market is different. At least we are going into spring. Hell you could try selling with the issue disclosed to a gearhead that loves to work on engines and would not mind the project.

Good luck on whatever you choose.
04-07-2013 10:00 PM
97Snyder
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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants View Post
If you are going to sell it back to the dealer, you could always part it out, may end up with more money in the long run.
Im debating parting it out but I am a little conserned once I part it out I will not reach the $2500 and then I screwed myself in the foot.
04-07-2013 09:28 PM
InvisiblePants
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Originally Posted by 97Snyder View Post
Yeah I know but I am trying to decide if it is worth fixing as the car dealership I purchased it from 4 years ago is offering me $2500 to buy it back as is. If I can find another engine for a decent price I will fix it and keep driving it otherwise I might take the cash and drive the truck around instead.

So..... if anyone know of an engine I can buy just let me know please.
If you are going to sell it back to the dealer, you could always part it out, may end up with more money in the long run.
04-07-2013 08:30 PM
97Snyder
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Originally Posted by tailhole View Post
Well. You know you have a problem.

It's got to come apart to be fixed anyway.
Yeah I know but I am trying to decide if it is worth fixing as the car dealership I purchased it from 4 years ago is offering me $2500 to buy it back as is. If I can find another engine for a decent price I will fix it and keep driving it otherwise I might take the cash and drive the truck around instead.

So..... if anyone know of an engine I can buy just let me know please.
04-07-2013 06:59 PM
tailhole Well. You know you have a problem.

It's got to come apart to be fixed anyway.
04-07-2013 03:01 PM
97Snyder I put a little bit of oil in the cylinder 1 and retested the cylinder to find it increased it to 45-50psi. So Im thinking its the piston rings and I will need to rebuild it, find one from a salvage yard or buy a rebuilt one or sell it.
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