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post #11 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2002, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Knifeboy2,I don't think you are spoild, heck I know my folks would have got a cell phone, if there had been cell phones back then
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The only time my rig left me walking was being out of gas and all 3 times I could see the gas station. I guess I should have adjusted the sending unit when I installed it [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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A lot of my problems were simply due to age, the Jeep's not mine.

I've only had one flat tire in the 15 years I've owned it, wouldn't you know it happened at the same time I wasn't toting a spare because the spare tire carrier was off being repaired.

One was just bad luck. The top vent hose to the gas tank fill had cracked in the middle of winter, there was also snow on the ground. The rear tire threw snow up around the fill hoses only to melt the next day. This led to events that stranded me three times over the next few days.

Another time the fuel filter went bad and sent all the gas back through the return line, none to the carb. A topless dancer took me home that night so I'm not complaining to much. She called me a few weeks later at 3 O'clock in the morning to return the favor when her distributor cap came loose.

I had one of the solder joints that holds the mounting strap to the upper radiator tank come loose and the radiator went into the fan at 65 mph That time the Motorist Assist truck was right behind me.

Another time was my own fault. I was tying up some wires that has slipped out of the loom across the top of the firewall. I missed one that was the power feed for the computer for the TPI engine. It managed to fall against the exhaust manifold, melt through the insulation and short out the next morning about three miles from home.
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Ok less talk about the broken down jeep and more about the topless dancer. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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On my first Date with my last girlfriend my slave cyl crapped out on me. Was able to limp home, but it wasn't pretty. Then I convinced her to go 4 wheeling with myself and a few friends a couple weeks later, and the crank shaft pos sensor crapped out and left my jeep strnaded in the woods. That was also a bummer
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Can't tell you how many times i've done the stealth roll into the gas station. People either look at you like man, that old jeep sure is quiet, ot they all duck for cover as it backfires. One of the reasons why i dont mind not having power anything.

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Well, Jim, the first thing I'd check is the ICM.

Since I've had the CJ:

1. With the original 151, it wouldn't start after I turned it off at a gas station after running on the interstate. 45 min. later, it started just fine.

2. When I dropped in the 360, the rubber fuel line connecting two hard lines was rubbing against the valve cover and wore through. Unfortunately, this happened at 11:00pm in the middle of nowhere along I-10 outside of Baton Rouge. Walking 3 miles down the interstate late at night sucks. I got a friend to tow me to his apartment, and we figured it out the next day after 2 trips to the parts store and a new mech. fuel pump!

3. This is actually being stranded about four times, but all for the same evasive reason. Once I dropped in the 360, it would die at red lights for no apparent reason. Sometimes it would start back up, sometimes it wouldn't. It was either b/c of something with the coil and voltage regulator, vapor lock or the ICM. To this day I haven't figured it out.

4. I've also been through about four ICM's in as many years.
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