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Re: Answer to 100 questions
I think personally its just a case of "pick of the litter" My jeep was an 87 Yj with the 258, it was one of the first couple thousand YJs ever made! It ran until 230,000 miles No problems(except the transfer case was factory swapped after 5,000 miles). After 230 miles, my mechanic destroyed my jeep! It was running so well too.... Ever since I replaced the 258 with a newer 258, it has never been the same, It leaks oil, cracks valve covers, has exhaust leaks, it doesnt "get along" with my carb anymore. you know, if you replace the engine, make sure you replace its friends too(especially if your enigne is that old). i have, since january of this year, added: headers, a new valve cover, rebuilt that carter piece of crap(cause its the only street legal carb in cali I have found for the wrangler), and it is still running bad.
so, like I said, pick of the litter, 230 and ran great,
9 thousand on new motor, running like crap..
1948 CJ-2A - R.I.P.; Rest in Progress...
1987 Wrangler - 4-inch Procomp, Rancho Shocks, Arb Snorkel, Con-Ferr Rack, Pacesetter Header
1994 Grand Cherokee, Stock, 30-inch BFG All-Terrains