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voodoochylde

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I've given up on the 4.0 swap for now as I took a job about 2 hours away and just don't have time/money to continue at the moment....SOOOOOO...

I've been getting her back in order:

Finally found a shop to shorten my Explorer Sport rear driveshaft to fit the BII. Only costing me $40 bucks. But dangit I'm tired of waiting on it to get done...

Been chasing a severe lack of power, poor mileage, and smoke issue with the 2.9. Found at least part of the cause yesterday. Ran a compression test - all cylinders except for #1 were between 125 and 130. #1 was around 55. Poured a bit of oil in the cylinder and the reading never changed. Off came the valve cover and found the intake push rod on cylinder #1 was bent and laying next to the rocker arm for #3. Ugh.

My Impreza is also being a little butthole right now. Either chewing up the rear drum brakes or my very recent rear wheel bearing is shot already. Need to get this sorted - except the tire shop overtorqued my lug nuts and even a 1/2" impact wouldn't get 'em off.

I hate cars! :D
 


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You have a loose connection somewhere. I'd start by look around the area of the TFI and the starter solenoid.
 

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You're correct but I fixed it a few weeks ago when I was pulling the wiring harness. Orange ground wire for the ECU - it grounds on a trans bolt - was trapped between block and bellhousing.

My problem ATM is the durned pushrod. Don't have time to fix it so it's getting parked for now.
 

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Don't give upon the 4.0 swap, its so worth it. Took mine on a trip to Dallas this weekend and averaged 20 mpg and kept up with traffic. The 4.0 belonged in this truck.
 

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I would love to do it. Just don't have time right now and need the truck running.

Finally got the *EXPLETIVE DELETED* wheel bearing and brakes done in the Subaru. Had to miss an entire day of work for it. Ugh.

Maybe I can spend a few hours this week on the BII and get the pushrod fixed. Anything I should look out for on this job? I've never done a pushrod on anything before...
 


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