Bad to Worse to a Small Fire. Please Help -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 06-10-2002, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
NMullens's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 85
Unhappy Bad to Worse to a Small Fire. Please Help

The new gas tank was put on this weekend and the Jeep didnt want to start from that point on. I put about 5 gallons in the new tank, primed the carb with some gas and turned the key. I see a glowing through the "fire" wall and think, "maybe I should stop cranking," walk to the front and there is a 258 Barbecue going on in my CJ. The header was not connected to the exhaust pipe and the end of the header was the center of the flames. Upon extinguishing the flames, some water got into the carb. Now what should I do? There is not a lot of water that made it in but I still didnt want to crank the engine. How do I get it out to avoid hydro-lock or is it enough to worry about?
Thanks for any help.

Currently Jeepless - Previously owned 1983 SJ, 1979 CJ-7 and 1991 YJ
NMullens is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 06-10-2002, 11:48 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,717

yank your carb and hose carb cleaner through it as you move the linkage to pump any water out of the bowl .After you do this for a half can or so ,take th plugs out of your jeep and turn it over a few times .Reassemble and start it up !

Free stickers and picture hosting at
G Beasley is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-11-2002, 03:38 PM
Boggy Bottom
Registered User
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 99

I wouldn't even go that far. Frankly, I would just take out the plugs, blow some starting fluid into each one, and into the carb. After a few rotations your water will pass through anyway. A '79 CJ should be able to swallow a little water and keep on goin!

Ol' Boggy Bottom
'83 & '84CJs, '51, '53, and '57 Willys Pickups
Boggy Bottom is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


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.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
And then my day got worse.. SparkyB Jeep CJ Forum 5 01-30-2010 08:42 AM
Oil Leak in my 304 getting worse Death_Eagle_571 Jeep CJ Forum 7 12-09-2009 07:47 PM
best and worse mod? khill8469 Jeep CJ Forum 10 06-30-2008 08:13 PM
CJ 7 with a small problem (I hope it is small) TennesseeRunner Jeep CJ Forum 15 12-31-2006 05:25 PM
bad steering just got worse... NJCJ7 Jeep CJ Forum 7 05-15-2004 11:09 PM

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome