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73 Cj Tune Up

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by TB73CJ, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Oct 24, 2019
    TB73CJ

    TB73CJ New Member

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    Have had my ‘73 CJ5 (232 I6) for about a month now. Have no idea what was done when from PO as far as fluids/tune up/“regular” maintenance, etc.

    For a new Jeep owner - what would you suggest? I will be taking it to my guy - but eventually will want to do myself.

    She has a few leaks but overall runs great! Wanna keep it that way!
     
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    timgr

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    JMO - any new-old car that I buy gets new belts and hoses, all fluids changed, and all-new ignition parts. For the ignition, I'd replace plugs, points, condensor, cap, rotor and wires. Most old cars with carburetors need the carburetor rebuilt. New fuel lines, air cleaner element, fuel filter, oil filter, new vacuum hoses. Set the timing, adjust choke, idle mixture and idle speed. In addition to any service issues. You can keep a lot of this stuff for spares if they appear in good condition - a good idea to carry along in a Jeep that actually goes into the back country.
     
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  3. Oct 25, 2019
    TB73CJ

    TB73CJ New Member

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    Thanks!
    I think some of that has already been done - but great to have a running list.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2019
    timgr

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    I notice that this Jeep has a later air cleaner, and the crankcase air intake is missing/plugged. Crankcase intake filter is another item I would replace, but it's not there anymore.

    Look here - Valve cover breather / PCV?
     

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