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Unread 06-25-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
Stegs
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jeep sat for a while, where do I begin

My 78 cj5 sat in a storage unit for a while

I just did a oil change, got it all cleaned up, got to grease everything tonight, but what else should i be doing?

I have a oil leak from somewhere, might be the pan gasket....but im curious what the 258 needs as routine maintenance?

My first order will be to get the exhaust leaks fixed with a new exhaust
then the carb should be replaced as this knock off weber isnt worth 2 cents. I dont know if knock of webers can be rebuilt or not..?

do i have to do anything with the motor or trans?

diffs will be done this fall/winter (jeep is not driven alot, and will be in storage all winter)

the maintenance history of my jeep is unknown, i do know i have newer ball joints and u joints.

Fill me in on what i should slowly work at!

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Unread 06-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
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Drain and refill all the fluids...Coolant, diffs, T/C, tranny...even brake fluid would be my first order of business.

Then move on to safety items...brakes, lights, signals, wipers.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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How long did it sit?
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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:58 AM   #4
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How long did it sit?
LG
for about 8 months in the storage unit...then the lady I bought it from had it sitting for about 2-3

She just put new ball joints in it, u joints, did some small maintenance stuff

drove it 1 time a week just to keep the battery charged...
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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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Yeah, it won't hurt at all to change ALL the fluids.
LG
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Unread 07-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #6
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Yeah, it won't hurt at all to change ALL the fluids.
LG
if i open the drain on the bottom of the radiator, let it drain all out and then refill

will there be a chance or getting a bubble or air lock in there?

the cooland looks ok, you can tell there is a light shade of rust but 99% still green....

and if i drain just the radiator, how much will it hold?
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #7
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Any bubble will work it self out after some cold/hot cycles.
Use distilled water ONLY with the coolant.
Take the rad cap off and pull the bottom rad hose is all you need to do. Keep that coolant away from pets. It's a DEADLY killer.......
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