Re: First Post and First Problem
I finally got the Weber carb on, since this is the first weekend I didn't have to work in a while. The Jeep is running great now, hopefully it holds up. I put the carb on, and not even an hour later, two of my freeze plugs started leaking. I had antifreeze everywhere, and I couldn't figure out if I screwed something up when I put on the carb or what. So off came the intake and exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold gasket was blown, so that was one reason the jeep was running bad. Then I noticed that a small 1 inch piece of my intake was broken off. No wonder the jeep felt like it was sputtering, it was only running on 5 cylinders. I called the guy who rebuilt the engine right before I bought it and argued with him for a while. He admitted he broke it putting it back on when he did the rebuild, but he said it wasn't that bad, so he didn't worry about it. He said he would fix it, I told him if he ever touched the Jeep again I would break his fingers. I couldn't find a replacement intake on a Sunday, so I started calling in the favors. Luckily, the races this Saturday were cancelled, so all my Sprint Car buddies were home looking at their nicely waxed cars and talking about next weeks race. I brought the intake over, and got the aluminum welded and filed. I didn't even know you could weld aluminum back together that clean. So everything is back on, at 9:00 pm last night. All it cost was 20 bucks for new freeze plugs, gaskets, and antifreeze, and a twelve pack for my welding friends. So far, all is well. The Jeep runs perfectly, even starts the first time. We'll see how long that lasts.
'88 Wrangler 258 i6, bare bones (but not for long)