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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-06-1999, 10:26 PM
CJ7Taz
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Re: Daily Driver

I have used a 1980 CJ7 as a daily driver since April of 1987 with only a few problems several of which
were inherited from the previous owner. I drove 45-50 miles/day round trip.

I had the 258 until about four years ago and have the T-176. During the first couple years, I made sure I
kept plenty of quarters in the glove box to call for help but it's been very reliable since I got those early
bugs out and the cost of a phone call went to 35 cents.

I did suck water into a cyliner once, broke a piston and blew the cylinder wall out but it had 150k miles
on it. I installed another 258 which I rebuilt and it lasted 85k until I decided I wanted a V8.


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