Moses Ludel Vlog: Why Build a Jeep 4.6L Stroker Inline Six?

Moses Ludel Vlog: Why Build a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor? The Jeep inline six stroker motor is a popular topic! In this HD vlog, Moses Ludel shares his many reasons for building a 4.6L Jeep inline six stroker motor. At left is the predecessor to the seven-main bearing 199/232/258 and 4.0L AMC engine […]

How-to Build a Multipurpose Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor

Q&A Vlog: How-to Build a Multipurpose Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor In this HD video vlog Q&A, Moses Ludel discusses the Jeep 4.0L inline six build-up into a stroker 4.6L engine. The build consists of the right design, correct choice of parts and the required machining. Moses Ludel describes the engine parts and machining options and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 2

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 2—Hosted by Moses Ludel In the Part 2 vlog, Moses Ludel compares synthetic and conventional oils. Is there a cost-effective equivalent to synthetic motor oil? Curious why rear main seals, timing cover seals or valve cover gaskets tend to leak when you switch […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 4

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 4—Hosted by Moses Ludel   Part 4—Moses Ludel completes the four-vlog series with insights into oil filtration and his filter picks for Jeep and 4×4 truck/SUV engines. Want your engine to last more than two-hundred thousand miles? Watch this HD video!      This four-vlog […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 3

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 3—Hosted by Moses Ludel In Part 3, Moses Ludel clarifies viscosity needs and oil change intervals. Wonder why there are so many opinions about motor oil changes and which viscosity oil your engine needs? Hear candid comments—backed by experience!      This four-vlog HD video […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Live Tech Vlog: Engine Oil and Filters, Part 1

Vlog Series:  Jeep, 4×4 Truck & SUV Engine Oil and Filter Needs! Part 1—Hosted by Moses Ludel In the Part 1 vlog, Moses Ludel talks about the design of engine oils and their history. He shares details on why multi-viscosity oil came into existence and its gains. Learn more about motor oils and the roles oil […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Vlog: At Home with Nevada Wild Horses

Vlog:  At Home with Nevada’s Wild Horses! In this HD video vlog, Moses Ludel shares an early-March trip into the mountain range southeast of Fernley, Nevada. He films, photographs and talks about wild horses from two small bands. At these elevations in the high desert winter, temperatures drop to the teens overnight, winds blow over the ridgetops […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Ross Cam-and-Lever Versus Saginaw Steering Gear

Q&A Vlog: Jeepster Ross Cam-and-Lever Versus Saginaw Steering Gear In this HD video vlog, Moses Ludel shares steering gear options with a 1971 Jeepster owner. The owner has considered rebuilding the Ross cam-and-lever steering gear versus upgrading to Saginaw steering. Moses Ludel describes these options and how-to steps.   The original Kaiser-era Jeepster (1966-71) has become […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Quality Rebuild Parts for Chrysler RE-RH Transmissions

Q&A Vlog: Quality Rebuild Parts for Chrysler RE-RH Transmissions In this HD video vlog Q&A, Moses Ludel answers a viewer’s question about the quality parts required to rebuild a Chrysler 42RE and other RE-RH transmissions. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 4.0L inline six and pulls a travel trailer. The owner wants to rebuild the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Setting Base Spark Timing for a Retrofit HEI Distributor

Q&A Vlog: Setting Base Spark Timing for a Retrofit HEI Distributor An aftermarket HEI distributor is the topic at this “4WD Vlog and ‘Live Tech’ Q&A” session. Moses Ludel discusses how-to set base spark timing with a tachometer and vacuum gauge. He describes the aims of spark timing and maximum engine performance. The viewer’s ‘Q&A’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Jeep CJ2A Full-Floating Wheel Hub & Disc Brake Conversion

Q&A Vlog: Jeep CJ2A Full-Floating Wheel Hub & Disc Brake Conversion  In this HD video Q&A vlog, Moses Ludel responds to the owner of a 1947 Jeep CJ2A who wants a disc brake conversion and other upgrades. The discussion includes disc brake options, caliper brackets, drum brake upgrades and other approaches for upgrading brakes on the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Vlog: Cold Weather Engine and Battery Survival

Vlog: Cold Weather Engine and Battery Survival! Hosted by Moses Ludel  In this cold climate,  winter talk, Moses Ludel describes severe cold weather battery and engine starting issues and solutions. Get practical suggestions on battery protection, reliable starting and how to save your engine’s bearings during extreme cold weather engine start-ups! The winter “arsenal” for cold weather […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Testing Ground Circuits and Wiring Integrity

Q&A Vlog: Testing Ground Circuits and Wiring Integrity In this HD video vlog, A Jeep owner has trouble with the gauges and engine tune on his early YJ Wrangler. Moses Ludel recommends the troubleshooting and diagnostics tools for checking circuits, grounds and voltage drops. The use of a volt-ohmmeter, lamp load test and other techniques […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Jeep YJ Wrangler Hydraulic Clutch Linkage Troubles

Q&A Vlog: Jeep YJ Wrangler Hard Shifting & Hydraulic Clutch Linkage In this Q&A vlog, Moses Ludel describes the symptoms of hydraulic clutch linkage leaks in 1987-95 Jeep YJ Wrangler models. The question refers to hard shifting and loss of fluid. Moses Ludel shares the causes of these troubles in this HD video troubleshooting Q&A. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Axle Rebuilding and Pinion Depth Tools

Q&A Vlog:  Axle Rebuilding and Pinion Depth Tools  In this HD vlog Q&A, Moses Ludel answers a Jeep 4×4 shop owner’s question. Moses discusses the tools and steps needed to properly set up a ring-and-pinion gear set. The primary adjustment is the pinion gear height. See the professional tools and learn about alternatives for setting pinion gear […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Grand Cherokee 5.2L V-8 Runs Roughly

Q&A Vlog: Grand Cherokee 5.2L V-8 Runs Roughly at Low Speeds This V-8 powered Jeep Grand Cherokee has a low-speed hesitation. Moses Ludel answers the owner’s questions with engine and powertrain troubleshooting recommendations in this HD video vlog. The NV249 transfer case is also discussed.     The Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee with V-8 has become a […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – ‘Q & A’ for Jeep Grand Cherokee

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – ‘Q & A’ for Jeep Grand Cherokee

  Q&A How-to for Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding and metal fabrication? […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tool & Equipment ‘Q A’

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tool & Equipment ‘Q A’

Jeep, Truck and SUV Specialty Tool Q&A! Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding and metal […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Vlog and ‘Live Tech’ Q&A

4WD Mechanix Commentary and Q&A Available!      Vlog comments and technical Q&A include industry news, aftermarket product insights, an overview of shop projects, technical commentary, performance topics, 4×4 and dirt/dual sport discussion plus outdoor and four-wheeling tips! Click on the HD Video Network Channel buttons to see playlists with available programming…        Vlog commentary plus Q&A insights from Moses Ludel cover […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 4WD Vlog and ‘Live Tech’ Q&A

4WD Mechanix Commentary and Q&A Available!      Vlog comments and technical Q&A include industry news, aftermarket product insights, an overview of shop projects, technical commentary, performance topics, 4×4 and dirt/dual sport discussion plus outdoor and four-wheeling tips! Click on the HD Video Network Channel buttons to see playlists with available programming…        Vlog commentary plus Q&A insights from Moses Ludel cover […]