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Old 10-31-2014, 03:36 PM
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Well the Jeep Jeeps been down now two weeks. Truck passed me on i90 when it was dumping buckets, hosed my rig with a good splash and crazy enough it threw my belt and jeep ended up overheating getting to a safe spot. Which resulted in a cracked 0630 head. Super lame.

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So along with that and two other recent financial hits I had to fix the jeep and get back on top financially. I have about $1300 to get the jeep jeep fixed up.

I got the head off hoping it was just blown head gasket but nope. Irish folks have all the luck. Bad luck, haha. Well ebay came through with a rebuilt warranty 0630 head ready to go for $285 shipped. Nice!!

My stock header was cracked and I knew this but didn't realize it had multiple cracks. Ie junk!
Ebay again with a ceramic coated stainless header for $120.

I bought a gasket kit from autozone for $145. Come to find out ebay has kit with new head bolts for $80. So that's getting sent back and other kit ordered.

We all know why that header usually cracks, I got some motor mounts on the way too.

I left some extra cash because my bastard pack on passenger rear is toast. Actually almost all my springs are toast. I ran the rear with no spring clamps and boy did it flex fantastically. But at a price. So I'm ordering some 2.75 medium duty old man emu leafs and some 4.5 Rubicon coils for the front. Unfortunately this means putting off my flat flares for a month but it will be worth.

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Got coolant out the exhaust but none in the oil. Upside to the downside.
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Getting started..
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Good to see some work getting done!!
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At least the jeeps under cover!
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I'm very grateful my rig is under cover. It's actually at my buddies place because jeep won't fit in my garage and it would mean my barracuda would have to sit outside in the mean time which is not gonna happen.
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Doug had free shipping this weekend so I got my flat flares coming.
My 4.5" lift Rubicon Express coils came in yesterday. Amazon shipped them so fast, my ome leaf springs will be in today too.

Still waiting on rebuilt head, gasket kit, header, head bolts, and motor/trans mounts. I ordered stock rubber placements. I've heard to many complaints about vibrations in the cab from Poly mounts.
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Head got delivered and gaskets will be here on Friday and the header here one wen. So today I will remove all the sensors from the intake and clean and prep it to be reinstalled.

I'll be cleaning up any cast flaws on the intake and then putting it all back together. I plan to put some petroleum jelly around all my sensors to help keep water/moisture out.

The head is refurbished but I will be checking valve guide clearances and doing some minor port work and cleanup on the intake ports. Not looking for big power or anything just efficiency.
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I was getting 13.3mpg with stock gears and 35s with a really cracked header so I'm hoping with new header and a reflash of the computer I may get my mileage closer to the 16mpg I was getting with the 33s. I know a regear is what will help the most but for my tire size and my high mileage I think 13.3 is still not bad all things considered.
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Well some bad news for me. Taking a closer look today at the pistons and bores when the jeep jeep overheated pistons got hot enough that the piston land on two pistons were damaged by the ridge at the top. The ridge is very small .005 or less and the bores are in great shape so looks like I need pistons rings and rod bearings as of right now. I will probably do oil pump too while pan is off. Not a lot of extra cash to make it right but more time waiting on parts and more disassembly.

Well the head is here and looks great. I got the intake stripped down but not cleaned up yet.

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Got my header today!! Ohh yes sir, got a nice thick flange on this header. (0.500 at least)

Coating doesn't seem too thick but welds are nice. Also its stainless so with the new motor mounts that arived today also they will last many years.
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Couple shots of the new head.
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Gathering parts and lots of clean and prep till the pistons/rings get here.

Going to buy some rod and main bearings from parts store just in case I see anything I don't like. No more surprises I'm ready to get my rig back to cruiser status.

Second pic shows a few header cracks, man that thing was toast.
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