Best carb setup for 89 4.2 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-05-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9
Best carb setup for 89 4.2

I have decided to upgrade the carb on my 89 due to the constant bogging down with acceleration. Have read that a 2100 or 2150 motor craft is a good choice and have seen the kits on ebay. Is this the best way to go?

gmclb7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
Newb
 
shadyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South,NJ
Posts: 10
I just replaced my Weber 34 DGEC carburetor with the Motorcraft 2150 from the Ebay guy. He sent me a Carburetor that was set up for my region and was a perfect fit for my driving needs. He was great to work with and his kit was ready to go. I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for a trouble free Carb and doesn't have the money for fuel injection swap. I had severe bogging and other issues and all have been perfect since the swap. I did replace all gaskets and vac lines prior to swap. I have a 1990. I have great low end and around town acceleration and no problem on the highway either. Good Luck!

shadyjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
2xs
Cali Smog Nazi.

WF Supporting Member
 
2xs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca.
Posts: 2,679
Images: 3
If you are dead set on keeping a carb setup, good luck.

If you want to spend a little more and gain ALOT, try this:
http://howellefi.com/tbi-kit-1987-91...ons-legal.html

not only do you get Fuel Injection, but you eliminate 70% of the underhood mess and tangles of vacuum lines, you lose the Pulse air injection, and gain a boatload of power and dependability.
__________________
'93 Black YJ, 4.0L AX15 - UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-490865.html
'04 SV1000s:
http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280873
Old Jeep that was totaled (and SOLD!):
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-101879.html
2xs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
88Sahara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Henryville, IN
Posts: 182
Motorcraft along with the Nutter Bypass is the way to go.
88Sahara is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
1989JEEPYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 179
X2
1989JEEPYJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9
Ordered a mc2150 kit from the ebay guy. I feel comfortable about the nutter bypass other than changing the timing. Is this difficult?
gmclb7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-10-2012, 03:24 AM   #7
DrZ
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
just Nutted my 89 Sahara 2 days ago. The timing was a snap, but I am ordering the 2150 from the Ebay dude (still got the stock carter)
Also, i got the DUI dizzy coming my way with new plugs and performance wires. Should have it in all by next week.
DrZ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 04:11 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
sickboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 17
Hi all , I've mounted my MC 2150 yesterday with no problem at all. man what difference , I ordered it from Michael on ebay with the filter, electric choke , complete kit really. oh I'm so bloody happy yee haa .
sickboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 69
How many vacuum lines are eliminated with the nutter bypass and motorcraft?
Stephen102938 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
CharTay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,385
You can get rid of most of them with out the Nutter bypass. Idk y everyone thinks that u need a Nutter bypass to get rid of them
CharTay is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadyjeep View Post
I just replaced my Weber 34 DGEC carburetor with the Motorcraft 2150 from the Ebay guy. He sent me a Carburetor that was set up for my region and was a perfect fit for my driving needs. He was great to work with and his kit was ready to go. I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for a trouble free Carb and doesn't have the money for fuel injection swap. I had severe bogging and other issues and all have been perfect since the swap. I did replace all gaskets and vac lines prior to swap. I have a 1990. I have great low end and around town acceleration and no problem on the highway either. Good Luck!
Just found this thread as I am looking to replace the carb on my 89 wrangler. can you tell me who the "ebay guy" is?

Thanks.
syf350 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
rykemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lubbock Texas
Posts: 1,220
I have one on my 88 and my dad has one on his 81 from ebay guy.. SYF. go to ebay and type in motorcraft carb jeep and you will find him.. I think the first letter of his ebay name is e. From Colorado. Super good guy and his carbs are the great.
rykemc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #13
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by rykemc View Post
I have one on my 88 and my dad has one on his 81 from ebay guy.. SYF. go to ebay and type in motorcraft carb jeep and you will find him.. I think the first letter of his ebay name is e. From Colorado. Super good guy and his carbs are the great.

thanks i'll look. i found a guy named topspeed something that was a top seller, but after contacting him he wasnt familiar with using the 2150 on jeeps....i'll look for your guy.
syf350 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
MisplacedDesertRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 60
Here is his eBay seller name: ehrmannmp

Working on my install now. Carb looks great. Mine hasn't started yet, though not due to carb. I'm chasing an ignition issue that started before carb swap.
MisplacedDesertRat is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
MellowYellow89YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisplacedDesertRat
Here is his eBay seller name: ehrmannmp

Working on my install now. Carb looks great. Mine hasn't started yet, though not due to carb. I'm chasing an ignition issue that started before carb swap.
If you have trouble with your carb, he is no help despite what the ad says. He sends more or less what he describes aside from the base internals setup, so tuning is still needed including possibly needing to swap jets and power valves at times... He just sells them, he is not a carb guru and does not send you a base tuned, plug ang play setup. I bought one from him and the base setup he sent would barely come off idle, even though he claims he will send proper jets and PV for your location. I needed both jets and PV swapped, along with float adjustment. After about 20 emails over 2 weeks, I got him to send me the Jets for free, but he ignored all requests about the PV. If you know how to tune a carb, you are set, but if you don't, his carbs a no better than any other you'd find out there aside from his cobbled together "kit" and linkage consisting of parts you can get at any auto parts chain and hardware store... I just don't feel that he backs up the claims in his ad.
__________________
A few FACTS:
Rectangle headlights ARE kinda cool.
YJ does NOT stand for "Yuppie Jeep".
Jeeps should only have TWO doors.
You should ALWAYS wave at other JEEP drivers.
MellowYellow89YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
90DesertTanYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: JAX, FL
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharTay View Post
You can get rid of most of them with out the Nutter bypass. Idk y everyone thinks that u need a Nutter bypass to get rid of them
I am confused as well. Is the Nutter not specific to the Carter BBD? I thought you were fixing the pin dealy inside the carb. I have a Weber and have ripped out ALL the vacuum BS besides Dist advance, power brake booster and the little manifold line that goes inside the dash for the HVAC. And yes I have done the coyote-97TJ CAD elim and the dark proximity 4wd light retention so all that BS is gone as well.
90DesertTanYJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #17
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Computers and web sites are a challenge to me so bear with me...
I've spent hours looking at links and threads concerning carbs and ignition issues with an 89 jeep wrangler, 4.2.
I'm ready to buy a 2150 carb and whatever else in needed for it. WHAT is "the rest"?
I want to get ride of the dist system. HEI, what all is recommended for this swap?
I live in northern Virginia (emissions testing)and have a house in West Virginia west of Winchester if anybody is local that wants to meet with me to go over what I need to do. If not can somebody help me out with what their thoughts are and where to get the parts at a fair price.
I'm not ready to got to junk yards and find an old dist to modify. I used to do all that, getting too old now.
I did do the "nutter" 8 years ago and it has passed better that when all the junk was hooked up.
bobbythelake is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
dustinwilcoxson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 302
New holley carb love mine
dustinwilcoxson is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 09:38 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
Matcheen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Aurora, ON, Canada
Posts: 421
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustinwilcoxson View Post
New holley carb love mine
X2. I got a motorcrap from the ebay guy and it was junk.
__________________
You're never to old to have toys!
'90 YJ, 4" RC Suspension lift, 1" Shackle lift, SYE and CV, Holley Carb, 33/12.50/15 Dynapro M/T's. RIP my old friend.
Matcheen is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-22-2012, 04:54 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: staten island,NY
Posts: 146
Images: 3
I ordered the 2150 from the ebay guy and I have no complaints. The nutter bypass was a must do in my case. I have a 1990 YJ 4.2...Thought my problem was the carb originally so I bought the new carb and things seemed fine until I realized the ecm wouldn't recognize the new carb ...its a different animal. Still had the ignition gremlin but don't regret upgrading to the mc2150. Turns out ...(after changing almost everything in the ignition system) to no avail I.might add...that ingenious did the Nutter...she seems fine
googoo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #21
BDK
Jeeper
 
BDK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cedar
Posts: 553
I picked up a 2150 from my buddy for $25 and rebuilt it. Total was $40.
BDK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #22
Jeeper
 
Beachcruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by BDK View Post
I picked up a 2150 from my buddy for $25 and rebuilt it. Total was $40.


You can find them on Clist, Ebay or your local pick a part yard. Just be sure it's a 1.08 venturi model.

If you are the least bit handy w/ a wrench, you can put the entire thing together (including reubuild kit, carb cleaner, air filter, gaskets, throttle linkage & adapter) for about 75 bucks.

I've got mine tuned for mileage (now gets 15+ in town & 20 highway, if I keep it at 70mph)....and will bark the tires whenever I want, with fantastic throttle response everywhere. 650 RPM idle that's smooth as silk.

It looks & performs like a brand new carb.
Beachcruiser is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
roadyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm fla
Posts: 1,012
I'm another fan of holley, running an offenhauser manifold and a 470 cfm 4 barrel. around 16 mpg in town and way more power than the weber I had.

roadyrob is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carb Rebuild vs New One? qlfarm YJ General Discussion Forum 21 09-01-2011 09:00 PM
Sorry but more carb help cap10 crunch YJ Tech Forum 10 11-08-2010 04:03 PM
Carb and sputtering questions/issues Peloquin YJ Tech Forum 4 08-10-2010 11:43 AM
Replacement Webber carb setup problems sublimemaze YJ General Discussion Forum 1 09-24-2009 10:03 PM
89 carb rebuild: WOW what a difference! tp2txh YJ Tech Forum 0 11-14-2008 09:10 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC