i have 88 jeep wrangler i rebuilt striaght 6 cylender motor carb too. what is happing is drive up to an hour or say 30 miles then the engine dies wont start.

Asked by Dec 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM about the 1988 Jeep Wrangler 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

wait for up to 40 mintues it will start, if i prime it starts but wont stay running,,

2 Answers


Sounds like good old fashioned vapor lock of the gas line. Try insulating the fuel line or moving it away from the heat source.


Probably vapour lock indeed, best to check the routing of the fuel lines and to feel if the carb ans see whether either may get too hot.

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