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Valve cover issues

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by kurt86cj7, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Dec 29, 2020 at 1:01 PM
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    Installed 4-in rough country lift on my 86 CJ after installation the new angle of the motor caused rubbing on the firewall any help appreciated
     
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    I assume you installed a transfercase drop?
     
  3. Dec 29, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    Yes and the original plastic valve cover rub the firewall there was also a bolt sticking through that punctured a hole that i've already taken care of and i've also ordered an aluminum valve cover from crown that says it's stock height i'm wondering if there's a way to level the motor back out
     
  4. Dec 29, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Remove the tcase drop or maybe you can find some 1" drop motor mounts if they are even made, may have clearance issues with that though.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    I removed the t case drop to do the repair but it seems my front drive shaft is rubbing on the skid plate and the drive shaft angles are pretty extreme. I heard maybe some axle shims and get rid of the T case drop?
     
  7. Dec 30, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    The shims would take some of the bind out of the u-joints at the axle end of the driveshaft.
    Not sure about the front drive shaft rubbing on the skid plate.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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    New valve cover is on had to tap two 5/16 18 holes on driver side of cylinder head, in order to do that I had to remove the rockers to spin my tap tool. Also had to remove the transfer case drop kit pucks to correct the tilt of the motor that was causing plastic valve cover to hit the firewall crack and break. The new valve cover is from rugged ridge and fit perfectly the only issue was they had the bolts included in the package wrong easy fix with a trip to the hardware store.

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