New 1985 CJ7
I recently stumbled upon ownership of a 1985 CJ7 with the 258 engine in it when my parents bought a vacation home in northern wisconsin. I already own a 08 JK Unlimited so when i walked in the garage and my parents told me he sold everything on the property it was way better than Christmas ever was. The question I have is other than doing a basic tune up, new plugs, plug wires, air filter and oil change etc.. are there any other basic things i should check out on the jeep. It has 170,000 miles on it but seems to run fine, the manual transmission isnt quite as crisp as the manual on my 08 but it was way better than i expected when i first drove it. Also, what oil weight would you recommend for an engine of this age, keeping in mind that while the CJ is stored in a garage it is not heated and temperatures in the winter are frequently sub zero? If anyone has any insight or recommendations i would greatly appreciate it.