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Re: 360 owners-HELP!
That was it! The relief valve was stuck, and I had to remove the cover to get it out. The plunger was scored slightly. After re-assembly, there are no more leaks, but I still have the knock! It seems louder under the Jeep. Could this have happened when the relief valve seized? The engine has power and good oil pressure, but the knock sounds ominous. Someone please tell me it's nothing to worry about...:-)
BTW, when I had the oil pump cover off, there were two circular patterns on the cover where the gears had been riding on the cover. Is this normal?? It seems like it would grind the cover away, or at least put metal in the system.
'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.