2000 Jeep Wrangler Lifter Knocking

Tiny
DERDA
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  • 2000 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 113,000 MILES
I was recently flooded my jeep when I fell into a sink hole and the tide came in. Notice you can see the guys flip flops in the water and this was what the hole looked like when I went to cross it.
I was told I was lucky because I got everything working again and it is running well. However I have a knocking when I start my jeep and it goes away after it warms up. I was told to change the oil to 10W40 to help out and I did this.

1st Knocking is still there how long do I have before I have no choice to replace this?

2nd Second what all is involved to do this and what do I need?

3rd Since I will have to do it are their any performance upgrades I can do that since I'm in this neck of the woods?

4th Fourth how do I do this?

5th The last is if I asked a good mechanic to do this


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how long should it take.
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Friday, July 25th, 2008 AT 2:20 AM

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Tiny
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I cant really give a accurate answer without hearing the noise. First you have to make sure its a engine knock and not a exhaust manifold leak (they will sound the same) a exhaust leak will go away after the manifold heats up.
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Friday, July 25th, 2008 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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I don't hear it after driving for a couple of minuets. I just was going by what a mechanic friend said he beleives it is a lifter.
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Friday, July 25th, 2008 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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A sticky lifter might be the culprit. I am not sure if the engine was running when you went into the water there (looks like you have a snorkle but I cant tell) but if the engine ingested any of it then it might be a cause for concern. You can try heavier weight oil (unigrade), lucas motor oil additive, or seafoam; however, removing the head and having it cleaned as well as the lifters would be the most effective choice.
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Thursday, August 7th, 2008 AT 3:24 AM
Tiny
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No snorkel, when it happened we tried to start it after we pulled it out. I did use a bottle of lucas oil with 3 quarts of 10w30, as if now I have prestone high milage 10w40 in it now. I'm in an area of unknown but need the help that I can or ideas.
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Thursday, August 7th, 2008 AT 1:10 PM
Tiny
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It would be best if you removed the cylinder head and had a good look at everything. I doubt you have a bent valve, but a spring leakdown test would be beneficial. The lifters will need to be inspected and cleaned too.
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Thursday, August 7th, 2008 AT 6:42 PM

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