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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: First jeep fire today..need help
Hey, I know all about engine fires. I've had 5 under the hood of the Scout II and 3 under the dash. Still runs, once we found the underhood problem, carb had unbolted itself and was leaking gas eveywhere. The underdash problem we fixed with a fuse, still not sure of why it shorts out, it's a rats nest and intermittent.
From the sounds of the fire in the tailpipe, it's unburned fuel, resulting from dumping too much into the engine. It passes through and the hot exhaust ignites it (this is assuming the engine is hot). The manul choke is fine for a trail rig (like mine), but I'd definitely get the auto one fixed.
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