Please help..... New to the cj.... Need to fix tomorrow!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > CJ Jeep Forum > CJ General Discussion 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, 01:55 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Please help..... New to the cj.... Need to fix tomorrow!!

So recently purchased a 1969 cj5 with a 225 3 spd with Warn overdrive....

I changed all spark plugs, new oil, new antifreeze, and hoses.... always starts right up everytime....

Problem is there is only one gauge.. spedometer.... kinda a project....

Earlier today i noticed some milky substance coming out from the breather on the valve cover.... No clue what it is....

So drove to work... 20 miles... one the way home the jeep seemed to run out of gas.... but had just filled it.... IMPOSSIBLE.. There was no smoke, no steam, no sign of anything....

30 minutes later started right up and drove home.... weird!


So i have................. Milky foam coming out of breather
Noticably more smoke coming out of that same side
exhaust....

Checked the oil and it was nice and clean, no foam or anything....

USMC_HM2 is offline   Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
I am hoping someone can help me as i have to do the same drive to work tomorrow....

And when its 18 degrees with a soft top and it breaks down its no fun..... wanna try an get problem fixed before work...

New to jeeps... they are a breed of their own

USMC_HM2 is offline   Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 172
Tips from the Beas

Sounds like a clogged fuel filter to me. milky substance in breather tube on cover is condensation build up(normal). As for smoke, could be bad valve stem seals or burned oil rings on pistons.
anamorph is offline   Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Cj7otr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 203
Bad gas, sludge in the tank, fuel filters? Could be something like that. You'll know it's more than just filters if they keep filling up with junk. I had an old jeep that needed a new gas tank and it would fill up filters and blow a little smoke because the engine was running on gas with junk in it.
Cj7otr is offline   Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Cj7otr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 203
But I've never lived in a cold climate either. I'm sure that comes with its own issues.
Cj7otr is offline   Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Bran new gas tank.... checked oil again this morning.... seems like a mixture of gas and oil.... just by smell.... but with my sense of smell who knows.....


Thinking maybe the ass who owned it before me didnt tune the holley carb, and its running rich and overheating possibly? Its a 4brl, which seems overkill to me for just a 225.... however its an older carb so until i just replace it WITH A EDELBROCK.... I gotta figure out how to tune the dam thing

Also noticed that there is no Anti Freeze overflow tank.... is this normal for these old of vehicles..

USMC_HM2 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Gonna tear into it tomorrow thorn4570 YJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-14-2012 05:58 PM
cleghorn sunday 3-6-11 (tomorrow) Rebuilt California Jeep Forum 11 03-08-2011 01:15 PM
TEA PARTY Tomorrow..... Unlimited Off-Topic 2 07-03-2009 07:39 PM
Possibly buying a YJ tomorrow. Any tips/things to look out for? apaul YJ General Discussion Forum 7 06-21-2009 03:34 AM
Nervous about Bankruptcy? Supposed to be picking up JK tomorrow AndyLA General Jeep Discussion 74 04-20-2009 10:35 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

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