Thanks Jeff for the reply, sorry was typing that stuff out when you sent it, but yes I concur with your findings as well...
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What the crap happened to my post...ugh
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So apparently my original post somehow disappeared...So Here we go again..
So this weekend hasn't gone to plan, monsoon rains, my wife's birthday etc...so what little I did today here ya go..
I did put the plugs back in it and start it up, major vibration but no, shit my pants sounds like before. But as soon as I put it in drive and I could feel the transmission engage and put a load on the engine the sound started again, and I turned it off....so I decided to push it out and around so when I pull the engine I'm not dragging the engine crane in the grass towards the garage. After that I decided to pull the plugs...
Something to note with plug from cylinder #2, it was covered in oilish sludge and smelled like fuel..
So then I decided to scope all cylinders...
And this is what you get on your scope when you bottom it out in cylinder #1
So tomorrow these are my plans
Disconnect all wiring harnesses
Disconnect all accessories and remove
Any other suggestions on what else to look out for when preparing to remove this engine? Any pro tips? Also is it absolutely necessary to remove the hood to get enough clearance to take the engine out over the radiator? Looks like I'll be doing most of this myself so any tips would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
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Also forgot about the issue with not being able to turn the engine over manually...so after I turned off the engine when it made the sound, I went ahead and moved the jeep around so when I pull it I don't have to drag the engine crane through grass...so after I pulled all the plugs, and did all the previous videos, I figured out a way to hang the scope down in cylinder #1 and I was going to turn the engine over manually like I had before. Problem was while recording the video I couldn't get the engine to turn at all with my breaker bar like I had before, and this time all the spark plugs were out so I figured it would have been a cake walk compared to when I did it will all the plugs in, but I never got it to budge....but as you can imagine me struggling to turn the engine you can see all the sludge moving back and forth above the piston...