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Old 28th October 2011, 08:33   #256
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my overflow tank is perhaps sealed tight, as it never worked after installation. as in the radiator doesnt suck out and coolant from it even when empty, my mech says its due to absence of a thermostat.
The carb is a M34(jeep intended)
i didnt get what u explained about the spindle.
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Check the radiator cap. There is a vent in it that is used to suck coolant from the reservoir.

A thermostat helps engine attain optimum operating temperature faster than otherwise!
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The vent in the cap is patent.

The jeep is running great, no sluggishness, no such issues. Only that the carb body below the butterfly has some petrol on it which can be felt.
I am running on two serial pumps but have not used the electrical pump since it was installed, never.
Somehow i am not very convinced with the benefit of a return line, though i did procure the necessary T and the tubing as mentioned in BD sir's post.
Is the overflow bottle functional in any hurricane engine? Also how does it work, as in what is the scientific basis of an overflow bottle functioning, maybe that helps me in assessng why mine doesnt work.
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A thermostat helps engine attain optimum operating temperature faster than otherwise!
2) Maintains the Coolant Level in the water Jacket and prevents hot-spots, which lead to gasket failures.

3) Keeps the engine in optimum running temp, thereby increasing power & fuel efficiency.(emissions)

one possible area of leak is the water pump top flange (3 Bolts) usually it corrode and the water evaporate through small pin holes.

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Old 28th October 2011, 12:04   #259
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Is the overflow bottle functional in any hurricane engine? Also how does it work, as in what is the scientific basis of an overflow bottle functioning, maybe that helps me in assessng why mine doesnt work.
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Hi, usually the overflow is used for the excess fuel in the carburettor.
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Old 28th October 2011, 14:29   #260
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The vent in the cap is patent.

The jeep is running great, no sluggishness, no such issues. Only that the carb body below the butterfly has some petrol on it which can be felt.
I am running on two serial pumps but have not used the electrical pump since it was installed, never.
Why don't you connect the T and then a pressure gauge. Then you can see the difference in pressure with one pump, and with both pumps.

Somehow i am not very convinced with the benefit of a return line, though i did procure the necessary T and the tubing as mentioned in BD sir's post.
Is the overflow bottle functional in any hurricane engine? Also how does it work, as in what is the scientific basis of an overflow bottle functioning, maybe that helps me in assessng why mine doesnt work.
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The overflow bottle is just a catchment bottle. Assuming pressure cap on radiator header tank, needs to be at atmospheric pressure, and vertically as close to the radiator header as possible.

If any of these are not working properly, coolant will not be drawn back:
A) The small one way valve in the PrCap. Stuck.
B) Top seal of the PrCap., (not the pressure seal). Leaks air.
C) Overflow tank not at atmospheric pressure. Vacuum being created.

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The insect mesh removed, temo has dropped by about 5-10deg.
Spoke to the jeep boss, (UBS) , he says that these are wet block engines, so if a sleeve other than the permeable IPL sleeve goes in, the baseline temp would increase to 80deg. So no sweat. Also that this temp over any sustained time period would have no adverse effect on the engine.

The overflow bottle mystery is yet on.
The suspensions changed as was suggested unanimously, now th ride is far better.
After everything, its a bliss to drive the 3b with purr under the hood. Today took her for a birding trail and the super silent engine was a big bonus.
I think the reliability issues should be sorted out now.
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Is the overflow bottle functional in any hurricane engine? Also how does it work, as in what is the scientific basis of an overflow bottle functioning, maybe that helps me in assessng why mine doesnt work.
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It has worked well in my CJ3B, only issue i had was the capacity was little less (the tank i used) so could not fill more than 3/4 of the marking or it would overflow a lil bit.

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The insect mesh removed, temo has dropped by about 5-10deg.
Yup had the same issue and i never liked the look of mesh on CJ3B so had removed it.
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Old 19th December 2011, 09:50   #263
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What would be a good 4 core replacement radiator for the CJ?

Would something like what fits in a 540 work or would it be too big and the fan shroud/cowl will have trouble being refitted back?


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post2614838 (Prowler ' THE POCKET ROCKET '. Hit or Miss?)
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What would be a good 4 core replacement radiator for the CJ?

Would something like what fits in a 540 work or would it be too big and the fan shroud/cowl will have trouble being refitted back?


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post2614838 (Prowler ' THE POCKET ROCKET '. Hit or Miss?)
Hi Soumya,

It better to make a 4 core radiator for the CJ3B.

The Metal Shroud from the Older XDP4.9 is a direct fit for the CJ3B Radiator Grille.

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Old 21st December 2011, 17:11   #265
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A good alternate can also be the radiator from the Bolero CNG pickup.
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3b went from noida to chandigarh with gurpreet, who will now fill in the details of how it does. . the 3b now has a new person in the saddle.
anyhow, this ride it went fr 150km, 8kmpl , max speed 80kmph.
over and out from me.
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Folks,

Anyone has a contact for complete brand new body for CJ3B ? I'm looking for one with all original specification. Let me know if you know any one makes it and keep it ready for shipping to Chennai.
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Hi Shiva,
I picked up a brand new body for my 3b, from mayapuri, costed me approx 6k. But the body was of a cl 350 not 3b. was a direct fit and has been on the jeep for more than 2 years with no evidence of rust. I did get it completely coated with 3m anti rust though.
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Looking for the rubber seal which goes around the windshield and 'willys' ones are not available easily. Will the seal of a classic fit or are there any suggested replacement types.
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Default Trouble starting while facing downhill on steep incline

CJ runs like a champ after reducing distributor point gaps, spark plug gaps, cleaning radiator and replacing radiator hoses.

However a perplexing issue:

During an OTR on the weekend, if the jeep was facing a very steep downhill incline (NOT UPHILL) and was on idle/applied slight braking while crawling, then the engine died.

Would not restart. Once on flat land would restart in a jiffy.

Petrol tank was half full.

One thing which comes to mind is to make the engine 'fast' so it does not cut out, but is there another solution?

Does the float level matter when facing downwards or upwards?

Most related CJ problems seem to happen facing up an incline and not downhill.

Inputs solicited.
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