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    1. red.EDDIE.4x4

      red.EDDIE.4x4 Active Member

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      IT HAS STARTED!

      as some of you may know, i have been having oil consumption issues for the last 10k miles of my engine rebuild. the rebuild only has about 25k on it now.
      due to symptoms i determined that my valve guide seals became worn out due to my rocker arms not sitting flush over the valves. long story short here is what i discovered.
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      WOW, now the question is, what caused this to happen to every single exhaust valve guide seal??
      literally all of them are like this if not worse. all of the intake valves are just fine. now keep in mind, these heads are NOT OEM heads. they are new castings made from a cylinder head company in florida - Odessa cylinder head i believe.


      [​IMG]notice the valve guide seal...


      [​IMG]and again here. see how its been smashed? these guide seals are also very brittle.


      [​IMG]
      also notice the wear spots on the valve stem.


      More to come! i havnt left the explorer game just yet. [​IMG]

      [​IMG]
       
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    3. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Don't know if there's an odessa cylinder head in Florida, but my new heads from Florida were from Clearwater cylinder head.
       
    4. red.EDDIE.4x4

      red.EDDIE.4x4 Active Member

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      NO MORE SMOKE!! Gotta love it when things go as planned. First start and she fired right up. Zero problems and no more oil consumption. In the meantime I will be on the hunt for 4.10 or 4.11 gears to swap out. This will be my daily again, now my 1991 turbo awd Talon be the autocross car. Stay tuned.

      Check out my Talon run here at the local autocross event. Suspension was stock in this video, it is now on a full set of adjustable coilovers and poly subframe mounts with adjustable tubular control arms.
      http://youtu.be/twAtKJSV6Eo
       
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    5. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Awesome
       
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      I like the antenae what kinda bow you shoot ?
       
    7. red.EDDIE.4x4

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      ive got a bear lights out i like to shoot from time to time.
       
    8. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      If I ever pick up a lift kit I would request your assistance in helping me put it on. I know of 2 available. It just depends on price.
       
    9. red.EDDIE.4x4

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      You got it bro. Just let me know a little in advance and I can help out. should just take a day
       
    10. red.EDDIE.4x4

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      minor update...
      after sitting and being neglected for a few years, i decided to make the old exploder a daily driver again. first i went ahead and tracked down a set of 4.10 gears for the rear end to make it more highway friendly and ended up trading my old 4.88s to the guy who did the work. still looking for a front gear set... rockauto was a dead end, as they did not have reverse cut/rotation gear sets available.
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      and here is the badass new rear end and diy diff cover
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      although... i now have a very slow leak with this cover, and i believe that it may be cracked between a fin or two. i guess ill see what happens...
       
    11. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Rock auto was a no go for front gears huh? That sucks.
       
    12. red.EDDIE.4x4

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      yes it was, thankfully they will allow me to return them due to the site saying the gears will fit. however they will not fit. sadly the cheapest set i can find are yukon and are about $350... if you ever see the axle code D2 or 42 feel free to pull the front pumpkin. ill paypal you or somethin
       
    13. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Ok. But PayPal wouldn't be necessary, because you're an hour away.

      That tells me to hunt for own set. I found a set in Texas for 200 used. That might be the way to go. I drive a flatbed semi into Texas frequently, so pickup wouldn't be hard at all.
       
    14. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Another note is I lightly wheeled mine on the ranch I'm living at and I definitely need a lift. I figure do it right do it once, 6 inch lift and 33's. Now to start saving up for it.
       
    15. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    16. red.EDDIE.4x4

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      still an arm and a leg... thanks for the link Jeremy.

      after driving it for the past few weeks with 4.10s, i think i may jump ship and try 4.56's. with 33s, on the highway it feels like my engine is almost bogging at 65 mph. and my rpms are somewhere just under 2000, which is not the greatest.

      on performance off road center, i can buy a 8.8 ring and pinion AND d35 RR ring and pinion for a total of $275 in the 4.56 ratio.
       
    17. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Hmmm.

      I know there has been a debate with 4.10 and 4.56 on our rigs.
       
    18. Duranged84

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      Facebook pictures look really good man, I'm not really a 1st gen guy like I said but trying to talk myself out of selling one of mine...
       
    19. red.EDDIE.4x4

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      Thanks for the kind words. mr. cribb and i have been going back and forth on what to do, but i decided last night to try and sell it first. if it doesnt sell, then i'll sell Jeremy (mr.cribb) my lift and anything else he wants. Sorry you had to find out this way Jeremy, my phone has been acting up.
       
    20. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      I'm forever grateful to have purchased this rig from you. I won't disappoint you with more mods.
       

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