Well, I just got my hands on a 1990 YJ from my neighbor for $400! Its in relatively good condition but sat for about a year in his garage without being started. So needless to say it needs a tune-up. I live in Poway and the reason I posted this here (as well as the YJ forum) is because I will take any help or suggestions I can get. Whether it be someone willing to help here in town or at least pointing me in the right direction as far as local shops.
Heres what I have done today:
New spark plugs
Oil, oil filter
The engine turns but does not fire. I am going to check the fuel filter and lines next. The engine is the 2.5L.
I'll be the first to admit I am not a huge wrench head but can learn quickly. I've got the hayne's book already and am using that as a guideline. Any tips or suggestions are always welcome.
It isn't carbed. I can get the engine to fire when I spray the starter fluid into the throttle body but it quickly dies so I am assuming its a fuel delivery issue. I am going to go through the lines and also check the pump.
Where in Poway are you all located? I am kinda near the Garden Rd. area, a bit farther up Poway Rd.
When do you plan on changing your fuel pump? If you do it tomorow could i stop by and watch/help? Ill probably be needing to change mine soon, wanted to see whats involved in changing it.
I can bring my tools if you dont have the tools needed for some reason.
Well, I'm not sure if I'll be changing it out today but I'll probably be pulling the tank down to test the power being supplied to the unit. Unless of course someone knows of a better/easier place to test. I need to make sure I am getting power there before I run out and grab a new one.
Anyway, you are welcome to stop on by, but like I said I may not be replacing it just yet. Gonna be in the garage all day working on it either way. Ripping interior out today....