Anyone out there with a GEMS 4.0 that has had the "sticking exhaust valve problem?" I guess it's supposed to be a rather common fault on these engines as they age. Apparently the valves in this engine weren't cut to properly break carbon build up on the guides/stems.
The vehicle starts, idles, and runs fine but throws a check engine light under heavy accelleration indicating misfire on #8 cylinder and excessive emissions. I've changed the plugs and wires with no change. I'm presently awaiting the return of my injectors from refurbishment, but don't have a lot of hope that this will solve things.
I'm facing around $2K in repairs to get the heads rebuilt with new and proper valves. Anyone solved this with a less costly alternative?
Side note: I had to do a little window shopping for a new vehicle to try and bolster my dedication to my Rangie, and it worked. Both wifey and I agree, nothing compares to a Range Rover.. when it's working.
Best to all. Thanks.