Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Gold Country, CA
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Re: The mighty 258...rotflmao
I had better than 200,000 miles on my 258 and it ran great. I just swapped the 4.0 for the fuel injection.
I have a friend that while climbing a hill with loose dirt, got to bouncing. And his motor mount was broken. Well, it poked a hole in the filter, and drained all the oil out, while he was still climbing the hill. Well, he seized that puppy up. I towed him back to town, and he kept letting the clutch out trying to break it loose, but with no luck.
The next morning, he put a new filter on, and filled it up with oil. He managed to break it loose with a wrench on the dampener. So he tried to fire it up. Well it did. It made a lot of noise at first, but quieted down after a minute.
Well, he decided to drive it home. We were in Bishop, and he lives in Modesto. So I followed him all the way through Yosemite, expecting it to break down. But no problem.
He then drove it another 5 years. Yes, 5 years, before a rod started knocking.
You gotta love a straight six.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
CJ-8, 4.0, NP435, D44 x D60, ARB's, 4w Disc, 2"YJ springs, SOA, 1" Body lift, 38.5" TSL SX