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post #16 of 25 Old 06-13-2013, 12:40 AM
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Pick up the phone and call Howell - I have found them to be incredibly helpful when troubleshooting a problem, even after it had been on the CJ for many years.
Really the best thing to do. Ask for Troy. I was dealing with a flooding issue for over a year. I kept thinking I had it fixed and it would come back. Troy knew what it was right away. Now I'm driving again


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post #17 of 25 Old 06-13-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Found out today I have a blown head gasket and water was getting into the Tbi via the PCV valve.
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post #18 of 25 Old 06-13-2013, 10:16 PM
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Found out today I have a blown head gasket and water was getting into the Tbi via the PCV valve.
That sucks. Least you know what it is and can get it fixed. Did you get a quote to repair?
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post #19 of 25 Old 06-13-2013, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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42 dollars to get the head resurfaced at our local machine shop. 22 dollars for the head gasket and 8 dollars for the valve cover gasket... And 20 dollars for some beer and I do all the work. Lol
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post #20 of 25 Old 06-13-2013, 11:51 PM
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Troy knows what he's talking about. Just helped troubleshoot and found a bad sensor today. Gave me the part number off the top of his head.
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post #21 of 25 Old 06-13-2013, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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As soon as I get my motor back together and I'll see if the problem continues. If so I'll definitely ask for troy.
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post #22 of 25 Old 06-14-2013, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Upon further investigation I found a six inch crack in the block that was leaking water. I think I'm done with these straight six's. Time for a chevy 350.
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post #23 of 25 Old 06-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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That sux. Sorry to hear. I've got a Howell TBI on my wish list. Are you selling yours? Sorry, i know it may be too soon but one man's loss.....
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post #24 of 25 Old 06-16-2013, 01:47 PM
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Yeah troys awesome know the tbi very well!
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post #25 of 25 Old 07-11-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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So say I did want to sell may Tbi what's a fair asking price? I paid 1500 and have the receipts to prove I'm the original owner..
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