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    Motor mechanic needed

    Hello all-
    I am looking for a reliable, reasonably priced mechanic in the EV to adjust the valves in my 84 CJ7 I6 258 engine. It was rebuilt before I bought it and now has 921 miles on the engine. I am hearing some clacking and it was recommended by my neighbor (he did a rebuild on a 79 cj5) I take it in and have it done. Does anyone know someone that can do this? Thanks for all your knowledge and input!


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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    You have hydraulic lifters. There is no adjustment. But I'll do it for $1,000.00.
    Jeff

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Are you in the EV?
    I would love for you to look at it and see if that is what is needed.
    I need someone I can trust.
    And yes, I will pay for your time/knowledge.

    I don't have the time knowledge or tools and I am tired of this's thing sitting in my garage.

    720-218-3052
    You can text me.
    Hillarie


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    I have a guy I work with who will look at this for you, he is a ase master mechanic in the east valley area. pm me if you would like his number, Tim

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    It won't let me pm (says error) but yes please I would love his info. You are great!


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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Both those 2 members are very reliable guys!
    I would trust their comments!
    Dave
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    I will have him call you then, thanks, Tim

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Valves on 258 are non adjustable. I would not ever take advise (even for tire pressure) from someone who said they rebuilt one and suggested that you needed to have done to your engine (did he suggest that your muffler bearings were bad too?).

    From very limited info, I might guess you

    1. Have exhaust manifold leak (loud tick) about 2.5- 3.5 hours to do right
    2. Have broken push rod (ends are known to snap off). .5 - 1 hour. + new valve cover gasket
    3.. Are (really) low on oil

    All relatively easy to diagnose, not that hard to fix

    Would love to help but North central Phx is long way
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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Rep points to SteveO. Always willing to help a brother (or sister) out!
    79 cj7, rebuilt 304, YJ family "cage" , wide track axles, Moser 1 pc. rear, lockrites F/R, TF999/D300 with custom floor shifter, twin sticked, 33x12.5x15 Falken Wild Peaks

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    Give Hopper's Automotive a call. They are in Tempe. The old man has forgotten more about those motors than most people know.
    I wear sun visors and drink Budweisers.

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    A loose spark plug will also give you a tapping noise.
    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
    - H. L. Mencken

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Thanks all for the input! I will keep you posted.


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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Hillary,

    We can do an inspection for no charge.

    480-634-8846
    Knuckle Busters LLC -Jeep parts, service, restoration and fabrication
    480-634-8846 Hrs. Mon thru Fri 8-5
    240 E Coury ave #130 Mesa 85210

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    I can look at but I am not as cheap (craft beer or hard cider is my "fee")��

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    Quote Originally Posted by amber.hodge View Post
    Steve is so innocent. Its really cute, actually. Ah to be a kid again....
    "anyone who says they know everything about anything is either a fool or a liar"

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    Re: Motor mechanic needed

    Quote Originally Posted by OlneyJeeps View Post
    I can look at but I am not as cheap (craft beer or hard cider is my "fee")��

    NPhx- Cactus / Cave Creek (just off SR51)
    You've raised your rates I see. Hard cider?
    79 cj7, rebuilt 304, YJ family "cage" , wide track axles, Moser 1 pc. rear, lockrites F/R, TF999/D300 with custom floor shifter, twin sticked, 33x12.5x15 Falken Wild Peaks

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