I have a 258 6 cyl in my 79 cj and im having a problem with it after it wrms up it backfires and dies sometimes. i had a intakeand carbarator leek but replaced gaskets and no more leaks. any idea what to look at next? it runs great at a cold temp???


Asked by tbird79cj5 Jun 17, 2013 at 02:28 AM about the 1979 Jeep CJ5

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine is a jasper rebuild.

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sounds like your carb is flooding. if you want to reset the float without taking the carb apart. start engine and vice grip the rubber gas line while running. don't touch the throttle wait for engine to die take off vice grip then turn over to start.[this usually works to reset the float in the carb]

Matthew Ferrara

i had a similar problem. Two things that cause it for me were: 1. Timing was off. 2. The distributor points gap was off by just a few thousands. Other than that i would think you have a leak in your manifold, which you've already checked.

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