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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:12 am
Well looks like Bird sits again
I ended up with one of Calvins projects an 07 Jeep Hemi Commander Overland 4x4 with a Blown head gasket.
He bought it and drove it home about 6-8 months ago its been siting ever since, we made a deal and its now mine, so I started tearing it apart yesterday its too nice of a rig to just let sit and rot in the sun.
I started it up and drove it into the shop pulled plugs found #7 was wet with coolant, Got intake off yesterday b4 I had to start Grilling after words we went to Town Fire works show.
Today I have to get it in the air Start work on exhaust.

Debating whether to tear whole thing down for a full over haul or just patch it up?

It has a Brand New water pump on it, I am Guessing when Pump let go they over heated it. Took it to the shop got the water pump put on it and very shortly after the head let go OR They discovered the Head gasket was blown after installing the the new water pump which is my guess.
Dennis Barnett
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:53 am
Are you planning on keeping it or just fix it and sell it? Hope it's not too much of a nightmare job, newer motors always seem to be twice as bad to work on then the old ones.

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