Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Build Forum > 87 YJ project

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: 87 YJ project Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
10-23-2013 08:01 PM
Schlaug Drained gas, changed plugs, changes oil today. Replaced fuel filter and battery. Rolled it over for the first time, no start. Does not seem to be getting spark, onward I go!
10-22-2013 09:10 PM
Schlaug I think your right about dropping the tank, it will be a much bigger mess if I try firing it without doing it properly I am sure.
I was not actually looking for a project right now, with Goose and Duck hunting season, it kind of takes a lot of my time. It seemed like a great buy, didn't really look at it that well when I found it, but it is very solid, no rust anywhere. Looks like it was a complete tear down, frame is painted as well. I offered them $1,600 for it and they took it. Even if it needs major motor or trans work, I should still be OK once done.
10-22-2013 08:48 PM
harleydragon after it sitting that long I would probably leave the plugs out and crank the engine some to get oil pumped through everything before busting it off..label the plug wires so you don't get them crossed
10-22-2013 08:39 PM
1987Wrangler YJ should really drop the tank and clean it out. it only takes about an hour. And buy a couple extra fuel filters. looks nice! what do you plan on doing with her?
10-22-2013 08:26 PM
Schlaug Just washed it and pulled into barn to start working on getting it running. Not to worried about the dirt at this time. Sorry about the sideways pictures!
Got the plugs out, oil changed, and the radiator drained tonight. Replacing the battery, fresh oil, work on emptying the gas tank (somehow) tomorrow.
10-21-2013 06:24 PM
Schlaug Thanks for the reply everyone. I got it home tonight and will start working on getting it running tomorrow. I will get some pictures up as well for a before and after, it is definitely a barn find, been in there uncovered for a while and it looks like it!
10-20-2013 10:40 PM
Cashcrazy I had a 98 ZJ that I totaled and let sit for about three years. I final sold it and when I went to try to start it the old fuel was gone. I assume the Texas heat had evaporated most of it because it did not leak. I put in 2 1/2 gallons of fuel, a fresh battery, and it fired up like it never set a day. I was shocked. I would check and see how much the gauge shows and if it's just a little I would just add several gallons of new. If it has a lot of fuel left I would go buy one of the cheap hand crank siphon pumps and siphon away.
10-20-2013 10:14 PM
daddyjeep Unless it is the 4.2. Then it would have a mechanical fuel pump instead of an in tank electric one.
10-20-2013 09:44 PM
jokerchief462 It is a PIA to syphon fuel out of a YJ tank so with a fresh battery you can go to the fuel filter and disconnect the input on the tank side and let the fuel pump send to your catch can.

Pull the plugs and spray a little WD in the cylinders clean the plugs check the gap and reinstall.

Check all the fluids and crank that thing up.

You may have to bleed the clutch or the brakes also.
10-20-2013 07:24 PM
YJ Tim Siphon
10-20-2013 07:12 PM
Schlaug
87 YJ project

Hello all, its been a while since I have posted on here. I sold my 93 and purchased an 87 barn find tonight. I will pick it up tomorrow.
I have a general question regarding getting it ready to try to role it over and see what I am dealing with. It has been sitting for 4 years.
I would imagine I should drain the fuel first, before even trying to role it over. What is the easiest way to do that?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I will be posting pictures as soon as I pick it up and on the project.
Thanks!

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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 AM.



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