|11-20-2013 04:53 PM|
|Nlburden||Great build, i love the bedliner. My main jeep is bedliner'd it is some fun putting that stuff down. thanks for sharing.|
|11-20-2013 02:00 PM|
|All Terrain TJ||
With the engine sitting in it's mounts we reinstalled the grill, radiator, fan, alternater, power steering, coil rail, fuel injector harness, and accessory belt. We labeled all electrical and vacuum connections so they were a simple matter of matching and plugging. With the topside done we placed the Jeep on the hoist. From the bottom side we tightened the bellhousing bolts. Then installed the starter and exhaust crossover pipe. Crossover pipe was welded to the exhaust were we had to cut for removal. 02 sensors were plugged in. Placed the Jeep on the floor.
Oil was already put in when we primed the oil pump so we checked and topped off. Filled the cooling system with 50/50 antifreeze/distilled water. The moment of truth, JeepKing turned the key on/off 3 times to prime the fuel system then hit start.........it fired right up! Per the engine builders instructions we verified oil pressure then used zip ties to raise RPMs to 2000 for 20min. During this break in period oil pressure, coolant level, and temp were constantly monitored.
It has been running great for a week now. We need to address one small issue: when starting you need to press the gas a tiny bit or she will crank excessively before firing. Also has camshaft position cel code. Both of these are because the cps needs to be tuned with a computer at the dealer. When I replaced the OPDA a year ago I was able to tune it by ear. The stealership wants $100 to perform this 10min job. I will try it again myself and see how it works.
|11-14-2013 08:39 PM|
|2003 wrangler||Ok gotcha that makes sense thanks so nothing is necessary as long as the vin comes over from the dash it would be fine. Thanks Joey just in case I end up doing this in 10 years or something haha. And one more question, what do you think about the rustoleum truck bed coating on the inside and outside of your tub? I've used it once only on the doors a little on mine and I did primer before.|
|11-14-2013 08:14 PM|
|All Terrain TJ||Thanks for the compliments! When we replaced the '00 tub with the '03 we used all of the interior from the '00. Since the VIN is affixed to the dash it was transferred to the new tub. We did nothing title wise.|
|11-14-2013 03:35 PM|
|2003 wrangler||Yeah nice thread I wish my dad would work of my jeep with me more.... But we have a 1970 cuda that needs put together in our barn. But I had a quick question, I know you guys got a new tub for one of your jeeps, when you did that how does it work with the title and everything? Like when you buy the tub do you need to get a title with it or can you just take off the old and it will still have the same title and vin number and such? Thanks Joey|
|11-13-2013 10:55 AM|
|Sycboi||Fantastic job gentlemen! Really good thread...|
|11-13-2013 08:59 AM|
|All Terrain TJ||
The most time consuming phase was cleaning all the required old parts.
Cleaned timing and valve covers, oil pan, main bearing brace, water pump (only few months old), tstat housing, and all fasteners.
Gave the intake manifold and throttle body a thorough cleaning.
Next is re-assembly. This part I stood back and assisted when asked. JeepKing outfitted the long block torquing all fasteners per the FSM.
A blank canvas.
Front half assembled.
I forgot to get a pic but we rotated the engine upside down to install the main bearing brace, oil pump, and oil pan. The engine was turned upright and filled with oil. Using a tool I made from an old OPDA shaft chucked into a 1/2" drill we primed the oil pump. Prior to valve cover installation set the engine at top dead center (TDC) on the compression stroke for #1 cyl. This was in preparation to install the OPDA. After aligning the timing marks on the OPDA, it was installed.
The last step on the engine stand were the intake and exhaust manifolds.
Once his engine was removed from the stand we installed the pilot bushing, flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate. The engine is assembled!
Using our homemade cherry picker the engine was mated with JeepKings TJ!
To be continued.......
|11-06-2013 07:48 AM|
|Robdog2232||Great thread, sucks to hear about the motor though. Great pics and explanations, cool to see a father son project come together.|
|11-06-2013 07:18 AM|
|All Terrain TJ||
That is the connecting rod for #1 piston you can see though the recently redesigned oil pan. Any thoughts of a rebuild were quickly ended when we found this.....
So we purchased a remanufactued long block from Autozone. It was $2000+$510 core and has a 3yr unlimited mile warranty. His core is obviously not rebuilable however a few emails to a fellow forum member solved that problem. I procured an acceptable core short block for $75 on which we will install our cyl head and recoup our core. As a bonus it has the main bearing brace and oil pan which are destroyed on the original engine.
So we began tear down the engine for removal. With the valve cover removed we found this..
Looking closely there is a bit of coolant next to the valve spring signifying a cracked head. This is common on '00-'01 4.0s with the 0331 casting and was probably a contributing factor in our engines demise.
After 6hrs we have the engine out and ready to transfer covers, pulleys, clutch, etc.
Like my homemade engine attachment for the hoist.
I will document more in-depth as we swap the necessary parts from one engine to the other.
|11-06-2013 06:43 AM|
|All Terrain TJ||In the very first post we mentioned that JeepKing hydro-locked his engine. I think the Devil has come for his due. Some internal parts of his 4.0L decided to become external.|
|10-16-2013 08:36 PM|
|All Terrain TJ||He has a 1" body lift.|
|10-16-2013 07:14 PM|
|Trendsetter75||So you have no lift at all, not even a body lift?|
|10-06-2013 09:20 PM|
|10-06-2013 08:50 PM|
|TheJeepKing||There were no markings on them so I believe they are a knock-off|
|10-06-2013 04:14 PM|
|Trendsetter75||Those wheels you painted are they Cragar wheels?|
|10-06-2013 09:18 AM|
|TheJeepKing||I am using the factory bumpstops both front and rear|
|10-05-2013 08:03 PM|
|Trendsetter75||Are you using bumpstops if so how much front and rear?|
|09-22-2013 12:56 PM|
|TheJeepKing||Went to bundy yesterday, some pics:|
|09-18-2013 07:14 AM|
|All Terrain TJ||
Some wheeling pics from Sunday.
|09-17-2013 11:30 PM|
|Jeembro||Awesome job so far! Looks like you all have put a lot of hard work into it.|
|09-17-2013 10:32 PM|
|TheJeepKing||So this past weekend we finally got to take my jeep off road for a little bit at bundy hill. Drives much better than before! The 33's make all the difference! I have a slight rubbing issue when the steering is locked and fully stuffed. But once I get back from basic training I will have enough cash for a lift which will make it so I easily clear the 33's. Overall very happy with my build so far and can't wait for my next upgrade!|
|09-15-2013 09:45 PM|
|TheJeepKing||Thanks alot! There's more to come too! It's a never ending process haha. My dads working on his bumpers and when he gets done I get his old ones (already have his rear) so it should look even better then!|
|09-15-2013 06:25 PM|
|Jeep_Canada||I'm loving the jeep so far! You guys have done some fantastic work and I personally think you have just the right amount of green! Looks kind of tacky to me when people over do it.|
|09-15-2013 09:09 AM|
|09-15-2013 01:18 AM|
I probably would have gone with that goblin green for the rims.
The Side Jeep emblem in the goblin green and maybe the door hinges.
Just a thought.
|09-15-2013 12:24 AM|
|TheJeepKing||I got my Novak transfer case shifter installed today. Took about an hour and a half with me putting the bracket that attaches to the tub on backwards the first time. Lol. It now shifts into 4 wheel drive with ease! And it stays in 4 wheel which is a plus!(:|
|09-08-2013 09:53 PM|
|TheJeepKing||Finally got a CB radio! Very pleased with it. Much more to come, getting my Novak put in this week and bumpers in the near future, stay tuned!|
|09-07-2013 11:07 PM|
|All Terrain TJ||
Let's try to post the pic again.
|09-07-2013 11:04 PM|
|All Terrain TJ||
The donor tub was from an 03 Rubicon which had the rocker covers removed. This left several unsightly holes in the tub. To fix this and restore the weather proof integrity we bought two pieces of aluminum diamond plate 6" wide, 60" long, 1/8" thick. These were cut to length via plasma cutter, scuffed with wire wheel, and sprayed with self etching primer.
Top coat is.......you guessed it, bed liner.
We then applied elastrometric caulk around the holes and rivited on the covers.
Turned out pretty nice.
|09-05-2013 11:18 PM|
|fourty4magjr||Awesome work looks good! Keep us updated|
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