Question about 1987 Jeep Wrangler
I recently purchased a 1987 Jeep with a 4.2 Inline 6 engine. The engine has less then 500 miles on it and I had to replace the original carb and put a Weber 2 barrel on to replace it. When you crank it a big puff of very black smoke comes out of the exhaust and if you press the gas pedal to hard as you accelerate it sputters and coughs and fights to get up to speed. It does it really bad between 25 and 35 miles an hour but I honeslty have not gotten it about 45 as I am in town and the speed limits won't allow me. I have found that if i gradually accelerate the problem is not as bad but people behind me do not really appreciate that. I do not know how old the gas is, and I have been trying to run it to run that gas out so that I can put in new hoping that may be part of the problem. the instructions with the carb say that if it is acting the way it seems to me that it is that you should change the fuel filter but that is brand new. I am hoping that the mechanic just failed to adjust it correctly but would appreciate your thoughts. I apologize for the book and if you need additional info let me know.
I have only had the Jeep in my possesion for a few days and I have no idea how old the gas in the tank is
I would take it out to the highway and give it a good run...it probably needs some high speed to clean it out.
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