XJ shop?

bajaboy

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Hey all you OC guys,

Can anyone recommend a good honest shop in OC that can just replace my value cover gasket for me? I prefer a shop that specializes in Jeeps, cause I'm looking for someone that I can go to all the time, my current guy seems a bit high.

Or if one of you guys has the ability to do it for me please PM me! I would like to have this done by thursday afternoon.

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If you have the I6 then just buy a new vavle cover as it comes sith a gasket in it. Its the type that is already "glued" on to the cover and when you tighten it down the heat and pressure seals it. I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff and even I was able to do it on my old 89 Jeep. Worked great!
 

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I take my trucks to wilsons in placentia/brea not sure really what city. They know there stuff and are honest. But you will pay a bit more because they use top quality parts always. Pay for it done right the first time.
 

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Do you have a address and number? anyone there I should speak to? I'm in Anaheim so thats not a bad drive
 

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2951 saturn unit a brea, ca. they are between kramer and imperial. Wilson owns it and one of my friends has worked there for like 6 years but everyone there knows there stuff. At least check them out they might be a little higher in price but they always use quality parts and they always fix it right and fast. They can work on pretty much anything.
oh phone is 996-1460
 

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the 4.0 valve cover job is a sinch. you should try to do it your self, its not that tough. you can save some bucks! get a service manual like Hanes or one of those if you need help with the job, they usually walk you through all the processes and give photos.
 

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You are in luck, the place to take your XJ is T&J's in Orange on Collins and Betavia. They are jeep specialist and also race XJs, they know all the tricks and are worth a few extra dollars to make sure it is done right.
 

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RE: "my current guy seems a bit high."

It's a good thing you own a Jeep instead of a Dodge Ram with a Cummins Diesel. I just replaced all six valve cover gaskets myself on mine and the good Fel-Pro gaskets were $26 each at my cost!
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I didn't want to know that. I've got a 91 with 230,000 that is just now starting to leak-Dave had any other problems?--O.D. sensor/switch
 

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RE: "had any other problems?--O.D. sensor/switch"

Craig,
Here's a list of problems I've had with it since I bought it new in 96.....

Fuel level sending unit sank to the bottom of the tank at 55,000mi and had to replace it with a new factory one that cost me $126.

Fuel shut off relay died at 75,000mi. No big deal to fix but it would leave you stranded at the most unopportune times. A new relay from the dealer was only$46.

Intake air heater grid relays died at 95,000 mi. The contacts in one relay were fried and chattered and maded the headlights flicker slightly due to the intermitent voltage draw. Was more annoying visually than hurting performance so I bit the bullet and got a new one from the dealer for$90.

Other than those few things I haven't had any trouble with my Cummins truck at all in 150,000 mi. Really has been one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned. I do all my trouble shooting and repairs myself and it really is a simple machine to work on. I only just did the valve covers because they were slightly weeping oil from the gaskets going hard and every few days or so it would drop a small drop of oil on my nice clean driveway.
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Dave ......who only pays $1.65 per gallon for fuel
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