Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Waldorf, Maryland
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Re: Knock noise found (thanks guys)!!!
Be thankful that you found this problem in time. Unfortunally I didn't and it ruined my crankshaft. The woodruff key wiggled back and forth destroying the crank and pulley. Shame, because that engine ran like a bat out of hell. Weighing the cost of a crankshaft and rebuild, I instead found a running Samurai for $400 and will be swapping in that engine soon.
This story does have a happy ending though. The Samurai I bought to pull the engine from has a good title and no rust so this gives me another Samurai to build up while I drive my current rig.
87' Samurai, 5.5" SPOA, 2" longer shackles, Modified CJ-5/Samurai springs, 31x10.5-15's, Hi-lift jack, and a crapped out 1.3L engine.