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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 06:58 PM
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I need help...Quick!(please)

So I just got done driving 150 miles to grandma's house. '88 Jeep Wrangler 4.2Lw/weber carb, TR upgrade(stock auto tranny, 4inch lift w/ 33's and stock everything else). Anyways, I was driving in about 30 degree weather up and down hill, basically the whole way, going about 55-60 mph, when I heard a slight click (kinda like a spark would sound)and the engine started to idle really rough and lost some power. I felt the exhuast and it had a lot of pressure behind it. There is oil all over the tranny and engine, from the valve cover down. The distributor has oil all over it. There is a knocking sound like a valve, but it is coming from(i think) the bottom, around the oil pan. I don't think it's a carb problem at all. Any ideas??? anything I can test with a vaccuum gauge? I just replaced the oil pan and valve cover gaskets about a month ago, no leaks so far. feels kinda like it would without the dist. advance hose hooked up, I checked for vaccuum there and it works, so does the vaccuum mechanism. So again, any ideas? Thanks so much!!!

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Re: I need help...Quick!(please)

maybe one of your sending units blew out ie; oil pressure guage

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Re: I need help...Quick!(please)

I haven't really a clue about your problem. But try and make your subject just a wee bit more detailed. We get too many, "Help me fast!!", kind of posts. Not trying to be a d!ck, so please don't think so[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: I need help...Quick!(please)

step 1...check your oil
step 2...find out where the oil is leaking at
step 3...fix the oil leak before doing ANY driving.. oil leaks will burn vehicles to the ground.

hope you just lost a seal and your low on oil.. let us know whats up..
i'd be afraid of the head gasket in your case, but thats just a SWAG

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Check oil, add oil if you are low, and clean off the block, then drive around the block and see if you can tell where the oil is at.


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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 09:21 PM
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Something has caused your crankcase to overpresure. Thats why oil is all over the engine. Usally when this happens, it is a broken piston or rings. Could be something as simple as a PVC value, but the symptoms you describe are quite dramatic. Run a compression test on your engine. That will tell you if you have a bad cylinder. Then listen for the noise. If it sounds like a value and is coming from underneath, thats is very bad. It sounds to me you may be in for an engine rebuild. Good Luck. I hope I am wrong.

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