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Cleaned engine bay, now won\'t start.

Probably used to much water. It's a '62 CJ-3B w/F134 so it's a really simple engine. I dryed it all as best I could as well as used PB blaster in the dist cap and spark plug wires. I've let it sit for 3 or so hours and it still won't start. Turns over fine. Any ideas on how to get it dried out better? Started fine before washing it. Thanks.
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Go back to the dist and blow it out with air. Then check the point gap for crud that might have worked it's way in there.

That would be my guess.
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I dryed it all as best I could as well as used PB-Blaster in the dist cap and spark plug wires.

[/ QUOTE ]1. BP-Blaster ain't used to displace water,
2. That's what WD40 is used for,
3. That's what WD stands for...
4. WATER DISPLACEMENT.
5. Get some Spray Carb Cleaner,
6. Spray down the inside and outside of that distributor,
7. Then follow up with WD40.
8. Then blow dry it...
9. The PB-Blaster may be fouling the electrics.
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PB-Blaster

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OK OK...... what the heck is PB-Blaster???
You guys talk like it cures the common cold and will put cancer into remission, not to mention fix any damn thing wrong with a motor vehical short of a broken axle.

I have seen more crap in a can than most..... but never in my life have I seen anything called PB-Blaster.
What is it good for, where can I get it (in case I get a cold) and most important will it eat rust?

As for WD40 it smells like crap, won't lubricate anything, burns really cool, does not eat rust (or even begin to break it loose).

Sorry.... just couldn't take it anymore... flame me please.

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Oh yeah..... you don't have any spark... see Dirt Dogs post.

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PB does about everything WD 40 is supposed to do (and doesn't) except displace water.

It's a great (!!!!!!!!!) penetrating oil. And you can buy it sometimes even at walmart.

LOL and the can looks like Ronco designed it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Okay, according to the PB Blaser can, it can be used on a wet distributor like WD-40. I would have preferred WD-40 but didn't have any on hand. As for PB Blaster, it is worlds better than WD-40 at breaking loose rusted bolts and such. Only thing I've found that really does work on rust. Anyway, I guess I'll have to get some WD-40 but since the Jeep is about a 1/4 mile from my house I won't be able to blow it out with air unlessI can tow it back here. Thanks for the suggestions.
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And no.....it won't eat rust either. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I'll have to try it the next time I get a cold. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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If you need air to blow it out look into one of the cheap portable air tanks or maybe some of the compressed air in a can for cleaning keyboards and such. Either should have enough to dry out the distributor.

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Here's an update, I went back last night shot some carb cleaner in the dist, followed w/WD40 and wiped it all out with a clean rag. Still no go. Checked all wire connections but was not able to check for spark at the plugs yet (got too cold around 1030 last night. I went back again this morning, gave it a jump and still no luck. I'll be towing back home after work today and hopefully I can get my garage warm and dry enough to dry everything out, but it seemed pretty dry last night and still could not get it to fire. Thanks again all.
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Re: Cleaned engine bay, now won\'t start.

1. Bummer...
2. If you've got no spark,
3. Check to see that the points[*]Open, and[*]Close
4. That seems silly,
5. But it's often overlooked.
6. Unhook the condensor and see if that makes a difference.
7. If not, then...
8. Read over this...
9. And This...
10. It'll give you a start...
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