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.
oilleaker1: Scotch and snow = Scotties!!!!!! It's crazy here too!
May 22, 2019 5:18:13 GMT -5
grumpy: Coffee please, clear and still here, clear up to your knees and still coming. Think it snowed all night. This crap is getting really old!!!!!
May 22, 2019 6:54:17 GMT -5
cline48: 65* and mowing the lawn! HA! You don’t have to go very far west in Nebraska and there is snow on the ground.
May 22, 2019 15:39:31 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Two of my trees lost large limbs. The deer like eating the leaves. This year-----no spring for us. Will go right into summer.
May 22, 2019 16:31:28 GMT -5
cline48: If we got the snow you got it would have been disastrous on our trees. They are fully leafed out now.
May 22, 2019 18:14:23 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good night fellas,
May 22, 2019 18:35:48 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Morning. Coffee's ready.
May 23, 2019 4:25:44 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Since I put all the snow equip away, I made ruts in the snow with my Diesel . Waterways for runofff Coffees good!
May 23, 2019 4:33:08 GMT -5
grumpy: I think I thought I saw the sun this morning
May 23, 2019 6:48:49 GMT -5
m38mike: Heavy clouds this morning, possible rain, but I have two house guests to brighten my day, BW and Tiny.
May 23, 2019 7:10:23 GMT -5
rickg: Howdy Mike! Hey to B-Dubya and Tiny!! So what are you fellows up to??
May 23, 2019 8:35:57 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good night guys.
May 23, 2019 18:30:17 GMT -5
m38mike: Muley, we spent the day driving mud and exploring new ground for camping near South Park. We came to a reality that we may not have access to the mountain passes we'd like to drive in early July. Kinda trimmed back our scope of what to see.
May 23, 2019 20:48:15 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee's up.
May 24, 2019 4:11:58 GMT -5
m38mike: Kinda pretty looking over a steaming cup at the mountains all painted with feet of fresh new snow. Lots of white where rocks were before.
May 24, 2019 6:50:35 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Gonna work tomorrow. Night guys.
May 24, 2019 18:06:45 GMT -5