Does anyone know of a step by step for a DIY of head gasket replacements for the 4.0 ohv?
I have searched and found MANY threaads on this topic - on both this site and others, found youtube videos, some step by steps, but nothing that really helps ME. - many of those are "basics" that a mechanic could understand, but not me
I am not a mechanic, I don't know "part names' or can point to the part if asked - so I need a step by step WITH PICTURES and arrows or highlighting or something so I know what the hell Im looking at.
" Redneckstone ", a forum memeber, did a good writeup on rebuilding the 4.0 here: Project Thread - Rebuilding 4.0L OHV
... but no step by step, and wasn't "just" doing the head gaskets. I am not good enough to pick out the things I need to do my heads. I understand the "gist" of things, but need a step by step that says... "first do this" then "take this off" "loose THIS bolt" etc, etc, etc...
I pretty much an NOT willing to spend more than $1000 to replace my own head gasket - I have no idea how to tell if I cracked a head, or is just the gasket - is the only way to take the engine apart?
I also come up with huge differences in the cost to do this project - I want to do this myself with some buddies help - so what parts am I going to need? ... and cost of these parts?
There needs to be a sticky on doing the 4.0 ohv head gaskets and this could be it - willing to do a writeup - but I have no idea where to start.
I need all the help I can get!!! (will be doing this with NO GARAGE so I need to get everything ready and setup beforehand!)
EDIT: I WILL be buying a haynes manual or something to that effect