Join Date: Jun 2000
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I picked up my Jeep on Saturday, and only made it about 50 miles! I started hearing a slight ticking sound for a few miles. Then the temp guage climbed up really quick. I stopped to check and the upper radiator hose was HOT, but the lower one was soft and cool. This is on a new rebuild 360. The engine was torn down again today, and there was a scalled piston. He also said that the water pump impeller had somehow rubbed against the engine block and had seized!
This was a new Flowkooler pump. The engine has to be bored, sleeved, and get a new valve job. Has anyone else had problems with these pumps? I thought they had a good rep.
What might have happened? I'm out a bunch more engine work, and I'd like to know why.
'86 CJ-7, 360, T-176, Dana 44 rear w/Truetrac, Dana 30, 4" Superlift, Slickrock hangers, Currie steering brace, JKS discos, 4:11s, Warn HS9500i on Durango bumpers.