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89 jeep wrangler repair or new engine?

My son has an 89 Jeep Wrangler that we just bought about a month ago. It has been leaking a little oil since we got it, but he has been keeping a good check on it. He replaced a gasket on the top of the engine (not sure what it is called but the part where the oil goes in) where he thought the leak was coming from and the next day, he opened the hood to check it and oil had sprayed all on the inside of the hood and everywhere. We have been told by someone, just a friend who has worked on MicroPOD II
cars some, that the oil pressure was low and that there was oil on one spark plug. He thinks we are going to have to put in a new engine. I don't know anything at all about cars. Does this sound right? Could it probably be something less MAJOR than this? Should we get another opinion or would I just be wasting my time and money? Don't want waste either but I certainly don't want to jump on the new motor bandwagon if we don't need to. If that is what is needed then we will just bite the bullet and go that direction. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-04-2016, 07:46 AM
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PCV or PCV line perhaps? 2.5L? 4.2L? More information needed. Miles on engine? Getting alot of blow-by?

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I wouldn't rush out and put a new engine in.........yet. Your engine needs a good upper and lower GI. Like Tierhog said, more information is needed such as mileage, cylinder pressure, close visual inspection for possible other leaks and obvious problems, such as dry rot spark plug wires, bad plugs. Cylinder pressure will tell you right away if your engine is a go, no-go. Mileage and previous owner info is also important. And by the way this is a Jeep JK forum but we do have a section for older jeeps. You may want to consider other forums that support older models. If you have some bucks to spend, replace the engine with a V8. Good luck.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-10-2016, 07:39 AM
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Why do two of your five posts on this site have a random link to that micropod II?

Also, why is this posted in Events and Gatherings? And how old where you when you had your now driving age son? Aren't you supposed to be "28 old"?

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-11-2016, 05:52 AM
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More importantly, why do people keep responding to spam posts which are all about replacing engines and customers that make no sense...


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