Help** crank pulley,timing cover.. sweating. Pic** - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-15-2017, 06:58 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Help** crank pulley,timing cover.. sweating. Pic**

Owned 10 4.0l's in my day. Tjs and xjs. Getting a good deal on a jk and currently need a 4x4. Jeep runs good. Idles well. No noises. But there is sweating, not fresh but stained. On the front case starting at top of crank pulley ans sweating all the way to valve cover it seems. I downloaded tapatalk to try and add pics. See if it works.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Codyak is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 08:49 AM
Thread Starter
  #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Nobody!?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Codyak is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 09:13 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Cummins_Powered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,838
That looks like the 3.8l correct? to me it looks like maybe a slight coolant leak. The thermostat is right there. Looks like it has also been doing it for a while, though a small leak. Thats a large "wet" area. can you get an inspection mirror and try to look under the t-stat housing, maybe clean the area up too so you can actually see whats going on.

Just to throw this out there...if you havent bought this, i would strongly suggest you look for a 2012+ with the 3.6l V6. it is night and day different.
Cummins_Powered is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-16-2017, 09:22 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cummins_Powered View Post
That looks like the 3.8l correct? to me it looks like maybe a slight coolant leak. The thermostat is right there. Looks like it has also been doing it for a while, though a small leak. Thats a large "wet" area. can you get an inspection mirror and try to look under the t-stat housing, maybe clean the area up too so you can actually see whats going on.



Just to throw this out there...if you havent bought this, i would strongly suggest you look for a 2012+ with the 3.6l V6. it is night and day different.


Cant afford a 3.6. Talking a difference of 10,000$


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Codyak is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 09:23 AM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Correct it is a 3.8. Doesnt look to you like the "super common" tsb for the timing cover sweats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Codyak is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 09:27 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Cummins_Powered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by Codyak View Post
Correct it is a 3.8. Doesnt look to you like the "super common" tsb for the timing cover sweats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I am not intimately familiar with the 3.8, but i would NOT rule that out. With as common as that issue seems to be, the fact that there is a TSB...lots of pictures can be found online that look exactly like that. That one might even be a little worse.

What year is that?
Cummins_Powered is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 10:16 AM
Thread Starter
  #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cummins_Powered View Post
I am not intimately familiar with the 3.8, but i would NOT rule that out. With as common as that issue seems to be, the fact that there is a TSB...lots of pictures can be found online that look exactly like that. That one might even be a little worse.



What year is that?


2011. 60,000 miles. Pic makes it look worse than it is. Its bone dry. Just has dirt on the oil making it appear darker. Its like a sweat stain.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Codyak is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 10:19 AM
Thread Starter
  #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Engine sounds good. Idles good. Temps good. Fluids are all topped up. Nothings wet or dripping


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Codyak is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 11:39 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Cummins_Powered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,838
Sounds like it is a $500-$800 fix if you have a shop do it (the timing cover replacement). Just throwing that out there. If you can do the work yourself its obviously significantly cheaper. If the price is right, and you are capable of doing the work, use it as a bargaining factor and buy it. It really comes down to knowing some of the possible issues and being prepared for them. If the price is right...go for it.
Cummins_Powered is offline   Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 11:53 AM
Thread Starter
  #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cummins_Powered View Post
Sounds like it is a $500-$800 fix if you have a shop do it (the timing cover replacement). Just throwing that out there. If you can do the work yourself its obviously significantly cheaper. If the price is right, and you are capable of doing the work, use it as a bargaining factor and buy it. It really comes down to knowing some of the possible issues and being prepared for them. If the price is right...go for it.


You know ive found tons of info relating to the tsb but not one single photo. Ive typed every possible search into google image and sifted.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Codyak is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.