How-to: Diagnose an Engine Noise or Knock

How-to: Diagnose an Engine Noise or Knock

Engine noise can range from minor ticking and clatter to ominous metallic sounds. In this how-to HD video, we begin with troubleshooting and diagnosing a Jeep 4.0L inline six engine noise. The steps apply to any engine and noise source. Some knocks and clatter require major engine work, but sometimes the engine is simply in […]

Routine Service for Late Jeep 4WD Models

Routine Service for Late Jeep 4WD Models

Jeep 4WD How-to: Late Model Preventive Maintenance and Routine Service Jeep 4WD owners continue to access rugged and challenging trails! Here, Warn’s modified late JK Wrangler Rubicon 4-door boasts a complement of aftermarket accessories. Plying the rocks at Moab, Utah, this Jeep JK Wrangler 4WD demands preventive maintenance and punctual routine service! The Jeep XJ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Oil Filtration for 4.0L and Stroker Inline Six Build-ups

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Oil Filtration for 4.0L and Stroker Inline Six Build-ups

Oil Filtration for Jeep 4.2L, 4.0L and Inline Six Stroker Motors The 4.0L swap into an earlier Jeep CJ or YJ Wrangler 2.5L four or 4.2L inline six chassis has become popular. So is the stroker build-up that uses the 4.0L inline six engine block.      Jeep 4.0L and stroker inline six buildups have become popular. 4.0L conversions […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Tuning the Fuel Injected Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Tuning the Fuel Injected Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

Tuning Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motors with EFI or MPI Fuel Injection Converting a Jeep 4.2L/258 inline six from carburetion to multi-point fuel injection (MPI) gains an immediate 50 horsepower. For those building a stroker motor hybrid from 258 and 4.0L parts, the use of MPI or TBI is always a practical choice.  Mopar’s mid-’90s prototype MPI/EFI […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep Inline Six Camshaft Choices

HD Video Interview: Jeep 4.6L Stroker Inline Six Camshaft Choices! This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!  In this HD Video, Tony Hewes and Moses Ludel compare 4.0L/4.6L camshaft choices for multipurpose trail-and-street use, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Testing the Enerpulse Pulstar Spark Plugs

Breakthrough Technology: Testing the Enerpulse Pulstar® Spark Plugs! Enerpulse Technologies’ Pulstar® PlasmaCore spark plug technology is at the leading edge of internal combustion engine performance gains and emissions reduction. This advanced spark plug design features an embedded capacitor that increases the flame kernal size, enhances combustion and releases more energy by altering the molecular structure […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Jeep 4.0L Water Pump and Serpentine Belt

How-to: Jeep 4.0L/4.2L Inline Six Water Pump, Serpentine Belt and Radiator R&R! In this HD video how-to, Moses Ludel removes and installs a water pump in a 1987-2001 Jeep XJ Cherokee 4.0L engine.  The basic steps in this water pump replacement carry over to other 4.0L Jeep inline sixes, including the 1991-95 YJ Wranglers and the 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wranglers.  Jeep […]