Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Macomb, IL
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CJ has an attitude
So today the first real prospective buyer stopped by to see my CJ. He wanted me to drive so I was more than willing. Started it up, and it dies after about a minute. Knowing that it has a fuel filter problem, and that when I installed the new big filter I never changed the small one, I changed that first. It started up and ran good. A couple miles from home and the engine dies. Well crap, what a great thing to happen on the test drive. It had never done this before so I was getting frustrated. I got out, wiggled the wired for the ignition and it started up again. I realized what the problem was, is that when I wired it I did the proper wiring on all but one spot of the ignition wires and just taped them together. Well they started to wiggle loose. It died twice on me, both times started it up and drove on. One place I had to restart was in front of a guys house. He asked if I needed gas, I said no....its just a Jeep thing. The guy riding with me owns a lifted TJ so he laughed. I think my CJ doesn't want to be sold. The first time I posted it for sale it started leaking gas outta the carb and now its just quitting on me. She's like a cranky old woman who doesn't wanna be traded in for another model.
Thankfully the prospective buyer has ridden with CJ's before and knows that nothing is ever totally perfect. He realized, as did I, that the problem is easily fixed. He's waiting to sell his Jeep before he can buy mine, but he seemed really interested still.
I don't really know what the point of all this was, but its too late cause you've already read it.