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I've got somewhat of a problem...I only drive my jeep 3 or 4 days a week and the rest of the time it just sits out side. The last couple of weeks its been below freezing just about everynight. I'm having no problem starting it, with a little extra pumping of the gas, but once it is started it runs at fast idle (about 1500 rpms) until it gets totally warm after 10-15 minutes of letting it warm up/driving. Yes the choke and everthing else is working. It does eventually kick down to regular idle (about 600rpms) but it takes for ever and is really sucking down the gas (about 3-4 gallons for a round trip of 15 minutes to work). I was wondering if a block heater would eliminate this excessive fast idle, at the rate I'm spending money on gas I guess it would be cheap to spend some money on a heater. It has absolutely no problems when the temp is over 35.
-Mark

80 CJ-7 Laredo 304v8 TF999 3.73's BFG M/T's
 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif Hi Markey! If I wuz you, I would check my thermostat to be sure it is working. Even our 304 heats up faster than that. Also...be sure that the exhaust flopper is free and functional. That is located in the RH exhaust manifold where the pipe hooks on. THEN...check to see if the heat tubing to the carb feels hot after a bit....as though the carb was sucking hot air into the choke cavity. We bought block heaters from Rosser Think Jeep. Haven't used them yet because the SNOJEEP still ISN'T FINISHED, but soon , soon, soon. We put a block heater in each bank....didn't want to mess around...it IS the SNOJEEP, so could we do less?/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

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Well I guess I'll be check the theromstat, didn't really think of that because it was changed in april when I put in the new radiator. but that would be a cheap fix/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif and I never get away with those(I only have to use one!) I didn't know there was an exhaust flapper, but I'll check that too. thanks Dave
-Mark

80 CJ-7 Laredo 304v8 TF999 3.73's BFG M/T's
 
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must also be nice not to have heavily salted roads, tons of rust and snow plows to take off and put on every week. Luckly I don't drive my cj every single day so I just leave my plow attached/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif.(Work really sucks go in on friday put all the plows on, come back on monday take all the plows off/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif)
-Mark

80 CJ-7 Laredo 304v8 TF999 3.73's BFG M/T's
 
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