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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Aug 6, 2019
    Everett Reed

    Everett Reed New Member

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    Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2019
    willys59cj5

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    Added cats so I won’t stink like exhaust having fun in my toy. They don’t affect “feel” hp wise. Goes along with my techy Megasquirted EFI Jeep anyways. jeep cat2.jpg
     
  3. Aug 6, 2019
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    That's weird...i have side pipe with only muffler....never had smell issues...
     
  4. Aug 6, 2019
    willys59cj5

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    Last October while hunting in Colorado and idling hours on end. The exhaust smell would give me a headache. Also, anytime me I drive the Jeep any distance my clothes smell like exhaust and bug me. I’m man enough to suck it up, but old enough I don’t want to deal with it, So, I’m doing something about it. Jeep.....never left well enough alone.
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    What did I do to my Jeep today?
    Towed it 300 miles across several mountain passes. We had a great week 4 wheeling in SW Colorado, now back to the grind.
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    Edit-a couple of random thoughts.
    This was the 12th year that this truck and this Jeep have made the roughly 600 mile round trip from Colorado Springs to the San Juan Mountains. I think the CJ has more towbar miles than driving miles!
    Also, this pic was taken at the rest area where the picnic scene from National Lampoons Vacation was filmed....I looked for a hot chick in a Ferrari, but no such luck! :lol:
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  6. Aug 11, 2019
    Jeff Kline

    Jeff Kline New Member

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    Finally decided to take the windshield frame apart. Got the hinges out...PITA...drivers side lower is the only bad/rusty spot that will need replacing.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Maybe this doesn't count, but I got my earlycj5 sticker in the mail and immediately installed it. (small circle in upper corner of windshield) Delete if this doesn't go in this thread. CAM00506-1.jpg
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    ^Good looking Jeep
     
  9. Aug 13, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Ever since I fired off the engine I have been unable to get idle below 1200. I was 99% sure there were no vacuum leaks, sprayed the intake and carb base down with cleaner. No change. Blocked all the ports nada. After some YouTube I was almost certain it was the secondary idle stop on the TA470. I pulled the carb to change the screw ( id like to punch that engineer) to a hex so you can use an allen key. Soon as I pulled the carb, there it was. A port in the back of the manifold under the carb. The rubber cap had deteriorated and it was open. Must have been tucked up where the cleaner didn't hit it. Sigh, Occam's razor strikes again. Now all those unused ports have pipe plugs....
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    And? Does it run better?
     
  11. Aug 13, 2019
    Rich M.

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    Let you know tomorrow, I have to pick up a gasket.
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    What a great Jeep!
     
  13. Aug 13, 2019
    Focker

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    Totally counts. (y)
     
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  14. Aug 13, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    Mom and Dad visited for the first time this year. I don't think they have seen the ol' girl since I put a v6 in 6yrs ago. The rebuilt carb fired right up on the 2nd try and it didn't leak oil everywhere. While it buzzed along We chatted about our old s10 with a 4.3, the k30 with a 305 and later 350. I think they approve.
    It was running 210f and 40psi on the oil at 2200 rpm without any carb adjustments. I turned the key off and it dieseled for a while then ran backwards.
    Guess I need to lower the idle and check timing.
     
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  15. Aug 15, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Hmm. So fixed my vacuum leaks. Timed up nicely, vacuum gauge tuned the carb 17"@idle ( sweet) and then there's this when you rev it up. Gritting my teeth this isn't a rod knock. Even though it's been 30yrs since this engine was built I clearly remember plastigauging the mains and rods on the crank kit. Other than the Rhoads lifters and the whining POS ps pump it sounds good. I'm wondering if the rockers are hitting the valve cover when the lifters come up with the rpm. Sigh, what say ye?
     
  16. Aug 15, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Where’d you find a diesel 231? :ninja:
     
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    Lockman

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    Rich,
    My opinion is that is NOT a rod knock. It's a rocker or two loose on their pivots. If they are hydraulic lifters , then that's the problem. Pull the covers , build some oil dams with rags, and try to adjust the lifters by sound .
     
  18. Aug 15, 2019
    73 cj5

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    I was just about to type that:susp:
     
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  19. Aug 15, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Yea it doesn't sound like the knocks I've heard. This valvetrain is not adjustable and I have Rhoads ( fast bleed) lifters to tame the cam. I'm going to pull the valve covers and have a look. I've got a small valve cover leak anyway. Youth, if it wasn't a pain I'd pull the cam for something tamer.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2019
    Lockman

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    I hear you, 'Old boy ! So ... the rockers ride on a shaft ? The Rhoads are hydraulic. . Pull the covers , run her, & listen and look. You'll most likely hear & see it . It sure sounds like a bad lifter to me . :(
     

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