I managed to get the engine to pop a couple times, and it was about that time that I realized that I had not yet hooked up the oil pressure gauge. So the positive is that the engine makes oil pressure, the negative, is I squirted some oil out the side of the engine. I have an oil pressure test kit that I need to hook up before trying that again.
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Progress is progress.
Monday, 13 June 2022
Jeep m38 proving that things don't always go as planned.
If you've been around a while, you may have read my last update from April. (Right here)
I wound up purchasing a stud remover, and asking the stuck stud to come out nicely with it. Which it did, so that's a win, and I did get the head removed. Much to my surprise, the pistons looks great, the block had no surprises, and everything was generally in order. Well, except when I drained the oil.
I had to order in some more gaskets (note to future shade tree engine rebuilders, order the full gasket set at the start).
I have a set of new spark plugs, and we're just about down with that easy head gasket replacement. Next I need some high-zinc oil, some engine flush, and that should be it. Hopefully.
The tunnel is a long one, but I can see some light twinkling at the end.