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Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By iflylow74
Man you hit the nail on the head. I have a...

Man you hit the nail on the head.

I have a love/hate relationship with my Jeep. I've had three now over the course of my life and I still wonder if owning one is "worth it."

I'm probably...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-15-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By iflylow74
I had a very similar situation with my 2000 TJ....

I had a very similar situation with my 2000 TJ. Just a few weeks after buying it, I noticed the coolant level slowly and steadily dropping with no obvious leaks.

Unfortunately, I had the dreaded...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By iflylow74
Sporadic Engine Temp

Hi all,


I had a leaky/noisy water pump so I replaced it a few days ago. I also went ahead and replaced the thermostat as well.

Before the swap, my engine temp typically hovered around 205 in...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-20-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By iflylow74
I'm going to be doing the same when I get it...

I'm going to be doing the same when I get it back!

I'm seriously thinking about adding an aux electric fan in front of the radiator for when Im setting in traffic
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-20-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By iflylow74
Got a call from the mechanic this morning. He...

Got a call from the mechanic this morning. He said that they did a magna flux test and in fact the head is cracked. Just as I suspected.

He also said it would be $950 to put in a reman head and...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By iflylow74
The mechanic is going to take a look at it just...

The mechanic is going to take a look at it just to confirm that the head is in fact cracked.

Also, I don't think he wanted to order the head until I had the Jeep in the shop so if I backed out he...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By iflylow74
Jeep goes into the shop today

Finally taking my TJ to the shop today to get the cracked head replaced...

The mechanic said it may take up to 5 days depending on how long it takes the head to come in :(

Going to be hard...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By iflylow74
I would keep a close eye on the coolant level. I...

I would keep a close eye on the coolant level. I noticed my new to me 2000 Wrangler Sport was running about the same temp as yours as I was idling in a drive through line on a hot day.

I...
Forum: Pictures Forum 06-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By iflylow74
Man that's sweet!

Man that's sweet!
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-13-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
His is reliable, mine wasn't.:)

His is reliable, mine wasn't.:)
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-12-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
I didn't think about having the mechanic order...

I didn't think about having the mechanic order it. I may give him a call and see if he's o.k. with doing that. If he's not, I think I will take a shot at putting it in myself
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
I didn't think of that but it makes sense! Just...

I didn't think of that but it makes sense! Just my luck that I'd be one of the "lucky 50%" !

I wish mine wasn't cracked because this is really a pain in the a**

If it wasn't my daily driver I...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
The leak is pretty small so I'm not too worried...

The leak is pretty small so I'm not too worried about that happening but I have drastically reduced how much I drive it. I would stop completely but it's my DD.

I hope to have the repair done by...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-12-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
It's pretty easy to see it if it's cracked. Just...

It's pretty easy to see it if it's cracked. Just look under the oil fill cap and if it's cracked you should be able to see coolant.

I'll cross my fingers that yours isn't affected :thumb:
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
Zomby- Mine had 100,380 when I bought it...

Zomby-

Mine had 100,380 when I bought it about a month ago and just over 101,000 now. I'm assuming it was cracked when I bought it. From what I've read, it seems to happen most often between...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-11-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
I've heard a lot about Alabama cylinder head and...

I've heard a lot about Alabama cylinder head and also Clearwater Cylinder heads. Seems like clearwater is a little cheaper but not sure if there's a quality difference. I'd really like to do it...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
Thanks for the info, sounds like a fair price....

Thanks for the info, sounds like a fair price. The problem is, this mechanic told me he won't install a head that I bring because he will only stand behind the one he orders.

Makes me think that...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
Good question, I was assuming a new head but not...

Good question, I was assuming a new head but not for sure. If I decide to go with him I'll ask to find out for sure. I bet at that price it's a re manufactured one.

On a side not, I called the...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-11-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
I spoke with a mechanic today and he said he...

I spoke with a mechanic today and he said he could do the job for around $800 parts included.

I also asked him if the new head would be stronger and less likely to crack. He said he couldn't say...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By iflylow74
Looks like y'all had a fun day!

Looks like y'all had a fun day!
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-10-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
I may end up doing it myself if the mechanics ask...

I may end up doing it myself if the mechanics ask too much to do it . Do you know if there are any special tools needed?

I'm not the best mechanic but I put a new crank and all new bearings in my...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By iflylow74
Check for a hairline crack in the head. If its...

Check for a hairline crack in the head. If its there you should be able to see coolant under the oil fill cap. Apparently this is a common problem with 4 liter engines from 99 to 02 or so. I found...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-09-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
After talking with my wife we've decided the same...

After talking with my wife we've decided the same as you that we'd be better off fixing instead of selling.

I appreciate you kind offer to help me with it! I wish you were closer too!

I think...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
That's cool, I learned something everyday! ...

That's cool, I learned something everyday!

Unfortunately it won't be necessary now. I just took a look under my oil fill cap and there was the neon green of coolant under the cap. My heart sunk to...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,532
Posted By iflylow74
I haven't noticed any smoke or smell from the...

I haven't noticed any smoke or smell from the exhaust but once I did notice a slight smell of coolant when I was pulling out of the driveway with my window down. Reminded me of when my heater core...
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