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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2002, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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CJ- sticky lifter questions

sticky lifter

I pulled the 360 last week end out of my parts cherokee and am now looking into what I need to do before I drop it into the CJ. The guy I got it from said it ran fine but had a sticky lifter. I have not done a lot of engine internal work and am not familiar with repairing lifters. I assume that the 360 has hydraulic lifters? Can anyone give me some advice on where to go from here. Should I fix it? Besides the annoying noise what can happen from this? What is involved with repairing this problem. I guess I should first get a repair manual. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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Re: CJ- sticky lifter questions

in my opinion, most of the times folks have told me they had "sticky lifters" its actually ended up being an exhaust leak near the collector on these engines.

once when I had a noise that I thought was actually a lifter, it was the push rod weaing a hole in the rocker arm.

if it were me, I would probably drop it in and run it, and then you can fully diagnose the problem, its not too hard to replace while its in the truck if it actually does end up being a lifter.

are you wanting to swap cam and intake anyway?

if thats the case , then while its out would save you some time! go ahead and do cam, lifters, intake and headwork while its out.

but of course its just my opinion, based on working on several AMC V8 engines.

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Re: CJ- sticky lifter questions

I agree, put it in and see what happens. I'd also put some Marvel Mystery Oil in the crankcase. I've been using that stuff in my vehickes for 20 years or so and I think it helps alot.....especially with my old Harley.
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