03-15-2011, 10:26 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
No sorry dont know
I wasnt the owner of the jimny then,
But i know its got a new head on it, i had a good look today/yesterday and the head is prob a refurbed unit. I can only assume the old head was cooked - and thats why a new one was fitted.
I know from past experinace in refurbed heads they are not true- or flat.
for people to make a quick few quid on stripping down cocked ones- cleaning them up and selling on to unsuspected customers.
Ill take it off tomorrow and check if the main block has not warped and also the head itself.
Ive been told it has been known for the main block to warp under extreme heat- but thankfully is rare. !
its feels like its blown the gasket over one piston- because of the misfiring feel.
Either way i'll strip it down and get it checked for flatness, if it warped- i'll get it skimmed .
One question- do you know if the Head bolts are stretch type- or can i reuse them ?
dont want to spend much as its just a runabout i picked up cheap.
I have found complete head sets on ebay for the gaskets on manifolds- water pump etc etc, but i'll see what i can save before actually buying them.
I'll let people know on here and take a few pics as i go !!.