Hey Guys. I have enclosed a link to the noise this engine has. I have not been able to figure this one out. Here's a little history and the diagnostic procedures used so far.
This engine is a "refresh". It's in a 98 TJ that blew its engine. I pulled this engine from a pull-n-pay out of a Dakota. When I tore it down it was clear the chain tensioner had destroyed itself and gone through a couple bearings. I did a com
Very pleased to know, Wayne...I thought you did a fantastic job with the cylinder honing. In 1990, I pulled the head on a low mileage factory crate motor (built at the end of the AMC era, likely 1987). AMC was having trouble with ring seating in those years due to drivers running the crap out of new Jeep vehicles right out of the showroom. Period drivers had no concept of "break-in"...They still don't. Ring design and cylinder honing finish now do the job for them.
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