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Anyone happen to know what psi compression I should be getting out of each cylinder on my inline 6 258? It's in my '80 CJ7. Just wanting to know how good of shape it's in before I take it to Moab in 4 weeks!
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Jed
80 CJ7 258w/TR,Holley carb,5" lift,33x12.5's.
 
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yeah i agree brad-
my 87 has 150-160 in all cyl's
never could find the compression spec in my chiltons but it does list the 2.5 and the 4.0 at 120-150 PSI.

 
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I'm thinking of replacing my 258 in my 90YJ she is in bad shape the highest is 125 and the lowest is 95 so I'm thinking a nother 258 but I'm willing to consider others.

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Great, that means I'm good to go, then. The cylinders are all 120 on the first revolution of the engine, and bump up to 150+ psi on the second crank. I replaced the timing gears and chain, fixed the air/fuel mixture screws, and it runs like a dream now!
The only problem left is the lifters (I think) are clacking rather loudly at times. . . I don't think there is anything I can do about this short of a rebuild, though, and I don't have the resources for that now. Anyone have a suggestion on other stuff to check before the big trip?
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Jed
80 CJ7 258w/TR,Holley carb,5" lift,33x12.5's.
 
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Motor mounts, all your fluids of course, belts and hoses, heck just go over the whole darn thing end to end. Also, get on a creeper and go under the Jeep, lay there for about 10 minutes just staring at stuff, grabbing and pulling on things, I do that about once a month, amazing what will suddenly jump out at you.

Brad
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I'll second that comment on laying under it and putting your hands on things. 3 weeks after being under mine, I took another look at it today. Turns out the 'core' of the starter was loose on the end that has the drive gear/bendix. Less than 5 minutes later and everthing was tight.

 
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