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.
muley: raining like a sob here on the snake river plain..
Sept 19, 2021 11:38:14 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Lee had a HBR for his birthday! It was good too!
Sept 19, 2021 16:49:04 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Y'all have fun out there.
Sept 19, 2021 18:23:10 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Just a few more things to do for the Asheville show, when I finish my coffee.
Sept 20, 2021 4:06:39 GMT -5
muley: yesterdays big rain cleared the smoke. can see clear on up into the sawtooth this morning. nice to be able to breathe..
Sept 20, 2021 9:36:42 GMT -5
Lee: Lee had 2 HBR’s on his BD, and enjoyed them 👍🏽😉
Sept 20, 2021 12:51:15 GMT -5
oilleaker1: 53 and scattered showers. Any rain helps. Sure is dry. May have to have a HBR to feel seasonal.
Sept 20, 2021 17:18:58 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: We're supposed to get some rain over the next couple of days. The chance of thunder is low. I hope Bean the Wonder Dog gets to sleep.
Sept 20, 2021 18:16:42 GMT -5
Lee: Rained here this afternoon, heavy at times but needed.
Sept 20, 2021 20:28:38 GMT -5
muley: Annie worked me like a rented mule today pulling 1/4 mile of down (half buried) barb wire and T posts on the north boundary we have wanted it gone for 20yrs. Natcherly she ran the loader and I chained the posts..
Sept 20, 2021 21:08:50 GMT -5
muley: Bonus we recovered about 50 posts, half of which are suitable for reuse..
Sept 20, 2021 21:14:37 GMT -5