95' YJ rebuilt engine, runs like garbage
I just replaced the tired 243 engine (with a broken piston skirt on #4) with a remanufactured engine over the weekend. Now I can't get it to run worth a darn. I can start it but the timing is "retarded" what looks to be about 15 degrees. If I move the distributor one gear over, it won't start at all. At first I thought it was missing and backfiring because the fuel had to bleed the air in the system but it doesn't seem to be smoothing out and I don't want to do any engine damage. I'm very tired at this point and I'm not sure I'm thinking 100%. Help would be appreciated. I've not found any loose wires or hoses that would not allow it to run like it has since I bought it new in 95.