I`ve just bought another CJ7 (82 258)( these things are addictive )much to my girlfriends dismay. I got it pretty cheap ( by UK standards ) because there was a bit of work to be done to it one of the problems was a leaking rocker cover now I only have scant mechanical knowlegde ( I`m a web designer ) but I`m always trying to fix things myself and in the end I have to call the experts in and i think I`ve done it again.
I removed the rocker cover only to find 20 yrs of crud wedged around the push rods and the rocker arms so I decided to clean it out before putting on the new rocker cover I did`nt want to remove the cylinder head so I removed the push rods ( keeping them in order ) and the rocker arms then started shovelling the crud out with a wallpaper scraper and some degreaser( the guy who owned it before obviously hadn`t heard of oil changes ) I eventually cleaned it all out along with the push rods etc and put it back together.But when I started her up the seal went again ( I used the wrong Gasket paste ) and she sounded terrible.
So i left her overnight got the right gasket paste and went to try again but as I was turning her around to drive her into the garage the engine cut out and now she won`t start, she turns over but won`t start.
I noticed the temp sender unit wire has been pulled out from its connection in the fire wall could this be the problem ? Also the intake manifold gasket is blown ( that was my next job ). when I was turning her around today the engine was spluttering badly and she didn`t have enough power to reverse up the drive into the garage, thats when she cut out and has`nt started since.
Please help. I really love this old girl and I`d hate to think I`d done something to hurt her.
Its 04.22 over here in london and I`ve been up all night flicking though my haynes trying to work it out.
Thanks in advance.
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