A new heat riser kit is on my Christmas list. How difficult is the repair? Is heat required to remove the bushings? Hopefully I'm not over thinking this. I'm sure I can get it done but I'm just curious about how the job may go. The kit is around $50 and a replacement manifold with the heat riser already done is about $150. I like to save whenever possible but would like to see what others think. Please chime in.
Well, it runs pretty well but it's not right yet. I want to do several things over the winter that need to happen in order. Take the manifolds off to change the heat riser. Then adjust the valves while the access is a plenty. I'm planning to check compression later tonight. Fingers crossed about the compression. Tend to a couple of oil leaks. Change the rear main seal. Just thinking out loud... It will be right when it runs like Old Blue.
Thanks for the link to the heat riser instructions. That layed it out pretty thoroughly. I know I've looked thru the library before but I surely missed that one.
Well, my compression from front to back are 95, 95, 95 and 90. Two years ago they were 90, 90, 85 and 85. I guess it's going in the right direction. I understand the new numbers are on the low end of spec. I've only driven the jeep 250 miles since 2013. Maybe more improvement will occur with use? Engine long in the tooth? Anyway, I'm having fun with it.