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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
streetraider
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Finally got the 77 Wagoneer running, now what?

Hello!

I've been banging my head and scouring this forum for answers for 6 months to get my 77' Wagoneer to start. Since I am new to this, I recently discovered "starter fluid" and gave that a try over the weekend. Sure enough after 6 months of not firing, the Jeep came back to life. To get to this point I had replaced the starter (later found out this was not necessary) and replaced the battery with a higher CCA. The fuel lines look great and the mechanical pump looks new (compared to the other parts).

What other maintenance items must I complete to have it dependable during the winter?

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Now that I had it run a few times, it starts up without the help of starter fluid but it requires the manual choke to be open, even when the engine is cold. If I have it idling and close the choke, the engine stalls out. Potential problem?

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Unread 11-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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It's not cold enough outside to need to choke it apparently, even if the engine is "cold" relative to operating temperature. It's nothing to worry about and to be expected.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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closing the choke while it is idling shuts out most of the air to the carb thus stalling the engine. you need the richer mixture (closed choke) in the cold temps of winter to make it easier to start. your engine sounds pretty normal to me.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Now you take it to the woods and have fun? After showing off some pictures of course
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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:54 AM   #5
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Awesome, thank you for the advice!
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