Update: I went to pick up the jeep tonight, and guess what greeted my checkbook? A $150 repair bill!! [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
Anyway, I know it could have been worse, but [email protected]
!! The guy told me that he cleaned the carb, adjusted it, changed the oil and filter b/c it was contaminated w/ gas, put a new air filter in it, and I'm not sure if he replaced all or some of the plugs. The thing that gets me, though is that I just serviced the thing 200 miles ago, and I don't think it was running rich then. My question is, did I do something wrong? I used 10w40 oil, and NAPA filters, and the morning temps around here have been as low as 10 degrees. I drive it about 7 miles one-way to scool and back monday-friday, which is plenty of time to warm up and get the thermostat open. My theory now, though is that when I had it warming up in the garage on the coldest mornings was that the cylinders "wet stacked" like a diesel can do if the RPM's aren't high enough, but that may not be true, because having the choke on raised the idle. Anyway, I am confused somewhat, and also wondering how bad the bearings in the lower end are damaged. One thing is for sure, though, I'm not rebuilding the 258 if it lays down!!! This sucker will get a 5.0L mustang motor Baby!!!
In the meantime, anybody got any ideas about this thing? The mechanic also told me mortals can't adjust the carb on this thing, you have to have some sort of scanner. Is this true? Thanks