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    I have always liked jeeps but now I finally own one.. Trials trails and tribulations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Willziack View Post
    I have always like jeeps but now I finally own one.. Trails and tribulations.


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    Congrats, the Cherokee is an excellent pick.

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    So I decided that lifter tick had to go.. Or at least I hope it was lifter tick. Otherwise I removed my cylinder head for no reason... Will find out tomorrow when it's all back together. Already wasted a perfectly good head gasket that I just put on earlier this year when I replaced the cylinder head that was apparently cracked when I bought it. Wondered where all my coolant was going (ouch, sorry engine bearings!)


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    Rust is something that all of us XJ owners are certainly accustom to. Especially if your jeep has lived in the Midwest it's whole life, or any other region that 'every time there is a slight chance of freezing precipitation, the road crews are out salting the out of everything!' Well with winter approaching, I decided to take care of the rust I have, and seal things up for the salt ahead.
    One spot I new I had a problem was the driver side floor pan. After pealing things back and doing a little scraping, I realized it was worse than I had hoped.


    The fix, I continued grinding away the majority of the rust, just to find myself with not much metal left. I used a rust reformer on any remaining rust and ended up tacking in new sections of 1/16th inch sheet metal across the whole floor pan. I then liberally applied Bondo to both sides, this was followed by paint and then a rubberized coating.




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    Ah, rust. How well I know the pain you cause.

    Looks like a job well done bud! My worst bit in the floor was just over the muffler. Might be good to check there. It seems quite common, as the heat of the exhaust radiates.

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    On my 2001 XJ there is a heat shield above the muffler.. Would make sense that moisture might get trapped between it and the floor pan.. I don't wanna look now haha. I'm dealing with a pushrod issue currently. Took my top end apart to replace my lifters because of a tick that I thought was lifter tick and now that I have everything back together, I don't seem to have much preload on my pushrods. I haven't had a way to measure it yet, but all my rockers have play but only in certain positions of the crank. I ordered the 9.640 in rods that I read were the size I needed. May have to go longer? Has anyone had this issue or have and correction to the length I should have in there. She runs but the valve train noise it worse than before the rebuild.


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    Ceramic enamel coated..


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    Still has valve train ticks on and off but I have a feeling it has something to do with low oil pressure and the lifters not having a good full prime?? Would say it was a waste of time and money to tear it all down to replace them, but at least I decided to candy coat it before putting it back together.


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    Too pretty to get dirty
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
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    I thought I had lifted tick it ended up being a disintegrated cam bearing

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    Looks good... sorry it didn't fix your issue...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98xjguy View Post
    I thought I had lifted tick it ended up being a disintegrated cam bearing

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    yeah probably my cam bearings with my luck, and the fact that this jeep was a cracked head case.


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    No that's my luck lol

    Btw it wasn't on a 4.0l but on a 4.2l amc 258
    Was in my full size 2dr cherokee

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    Nice colour choice!


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    Nice colour choice!


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    Oh geez... There goes the neighborhood... Dana's getting excited, he's not alone in the Yellow clan!!
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