Tuned the carb, now it won't idle!
I've been wracking my brain over this, and it isn't helping....
I've got a 1981 CJ7 with the 258 (actually the engine is an 83, if it makes a difference...)
It has the stock electronic ignition with newer ignition module, and a Motorcraft 2100 carb.
Here's what I've done recently...
I added a fuel return line to the tank, cleaned up the contacts in the distributor cap, leaned out the carb some, and set the timing.
And now, suddenly it just wants to stall at idle. It seems ok when it's revving, but as soon as you take your foot off the gas, it stumbles and wants to die.
I adjusted the carb back to where it was, moved the timing all over the place, and I still can't even get to idle again. Holding the choke closed (even when it's warm) seems to help some, but it's still not perfect.
Any ideas? My only other idea is to take the carb apart to see if anything's clogged up.
Let your caffeine levels drop back down to normal and breath a little.. -MoC