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All this talk of Jeep death, here's a small distraction of happier times. Got my wheels back from the powdercoater today, totally happy with the finish and stoked to swap my rubber over and get back to stockers...kinda.
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Looks awesome how much did the powder coating cost?


I polished up my exhaust tip very happy with result I Clayed than I used nev-r-dull than mothers metal polish and than finished with a coat of wheel sealant from poor boys
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Looks awesome how much did the powder coating cost? I polished up my exhaust tip very happy with result I Clayed than I used nev-r-dull than mothers metal polish and than finished with a coat of wheel sealant from poor boys
Paid $160 to the PC, sand blasted, 3 coats of color and 1 clear. Sanded, primed, and painted the caps myself. Your tip looks great, like new. It's always rewarding to put some elbow grease in and have an immediate tangible result.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:19 PM
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Ouch bro... Are the 2 plugs from the same bank? Compression checks out on all 8? The oil presence and compression checking out feels like valve guides but your noise doesn't track with that being the only issue, unless your guides are so smoked that they're allowing the valves to actually contact the head but still finding home and sealing allowing proper compression. Either way, no fun. Fortunately you've already got a motor comin...
Sorry wasn't done testing them all yet. Just finished it actually, after a long lunch break. All of them are good except cylinder 6 which has no compression and a closed plug. Interestingly all of the plugs were oily.
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Sorry wasn't done testing them all yet. Just finished it actually, after a long lunch break. All of them are good except cylinder 6 which has no compression and a closed plug. Interestingly all of the plugs were oily.
Sounds like you found the dead cylinder. Oil on plugs could mean a number of things but in your case id say bad valve guides and or seals allowing oil into the cylinder. If you didnt have a new engine on the way then id say replace the heads.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:47 PM
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Sounds like you found the dead cylinder. Oil on plugs could mean a number of things but in your case id say bad valve guides and or seals allowing oil into the cylinder. If you didnt have a new engine on the way then id say replace the heads.
Even if I did replace the head alone I dont know how badly the cylinder walls and pistons are scored.
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Sorry wasn't done testing them all yet. Just finished it actually, after a long lunch break. All of them are good except cylinder 6 which has no compression and a closed plug. Interestingly all of the plugs were oily.
The smashed plug head is interesting... Oil can easily be attributed to the valve guides as we know, but the physical plug contact is concerning. Are you able to use an inspection light and get a visual through the plug hole to identify the offender?
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The smashed plug head is interesting... Oil can easily be attributed to the valve guides as we know, but the physical plug contact is concerning. Are you able to use an inspection light and get a visual through the plug hole to identify the offender?
The smashed plug is interesting, the low compression also mean something is wrong with the rings or valves. Well I stuck my little magnetic pickup to see if it pickups up anything and it didn't. I have just ordered an inspection camera, not a bad deal for $15.
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The smashed plug is interesting, the low compression also mean something is wrong with the rings or valves. Well I stuck my little magnetic pickup to see if it pickups up anything and it didn't. I have just ordered an inspection camera, not a bad deal for $15.
now was the smashed plug also in the same cylinder that has no compression?
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now was the smashed plug also in the same cylinder that has no compression?
Yes sir cylinder #6. All the rest had 180-190 psi
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Yes sir cylinder #6. All the rest had 180-190 psi
now that is interesting, you may have a dropped valve and it came in contact with the piston bending it and that in turn contacted the plug
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Then I would think it's the rear left if it can't get a reading. Mine doesn't tell me the reading of each tire individually. It just shows the light if one gets low then I have to investigate. Don't have tpms on my 22's though.
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That would mean there is no signal from that wheel and that is where I would look.
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The TPMS sensors have an allowable operation range, typically 27-40 psi. If your pressure is out of that range you'll get a service code, the flashing MIL and the blank indicator you're getting is because the sensors transmission is not being received by the WCM. The common cause for the fault is the battery failing, but your wheels could be an issue too. If you have custom wheels, especially 20" or larger, they can interfere with the RF signal transmission. (Chrome makes it even worse) The batteries in the sensors are intended to last 6-10 yrs, they usually don't. I assume you've tried resetting the TPMS with no change, you can use a strong magnet to trigger the sensors transmission which may allow a signal to get to the WCM while in the garage, but won't be a permanent solution. The aftermarket sensors work well enough, as long as they're from a reputable manufacturer, Schrader, Dorman, Siemens, etc. The TPMS sensors work on 2 frequencies, 315mhz and 433mhz. The WK up til '07 ran on 315mhz, and the '08-'10 ran on the 433mhz so when you purchase your replacements be sure to get the correct frequency. If you have a full size matched spare you'll have a 5th sensor that you could move it to the non functioning corner, but that's also a temp fix. Keep in mind that if it is in fact the battery, the rest of them are not far behind so be prepared to replace the rest of them.
thanks. no custom wheels, just 17" Ronin II. Makes sense to me.
I went to that shop I posted about and the guy didn't seem like had much time. Or was happy with me having an idea of what I was talking about. He wanted to put my jeep on a lift, not needed to just scan that sensor. I mentioned what I see, and he said sounds like that sensor is out. I said okay well I am going to replace them all. He said I wouldn't, just replace them as they go. Um they are going to go sooner then later, 07 (63,500 miles). He said that's going to be expensive. 85 bucks a piece installed, I said I will get my own, how much if you install them. He said OEM are going to be expensive. I said I was going to get aftermarket. He said $25 a wheel. Since he has to break the seal, So what, you don't have to remove the tire completely. Another shop did them on my WJ I think 15 each. Another place swapped tires on my wife's accord, and I think they were 10 each. So I am going to pick up 4 sensors 315mhz. Schrader or Dorman? 1 better then the other or?
The WK sensors don't need magnets to train them do they? I haven't even seen a training TPMS screen like there was on my WJ. I believe I read you just drive and they will synch up. Is that correct?

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My 265/70/17 General Grabber AT2s came in to the UPS sorting facility for me to pick up today! I immediately went and had them mounted at Tire Merchants in San Jose. They did a great job and were done in under 10 min! That and it was only $15 a wheel... They look and ride great, especially compared to the bald stock sized bfgs that were on when I bought the WK. There was a slight rub on the pinch weld so I brought out the bfh and fixed that! It was pretty easy without cutting anything although I am sure that would make it so much easier.



looks great. See that 15 to swap tires and this guy wanted 25 a wheel to break a seal. Unreal
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