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New member - strange rich condition

Post by XakEp » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:44 pm

Well, glad to be a new member here, I managed to get my hands on a rather modified 1980 CJ7 with an AMC 360 and what appears to be a DIY TBI setup. When I start this thing up, it leaves a nice black blast of soot on the wall of my garage, and I can't figure out why. When I pull the plugs on each bank, I would expect one or both to be black, but they're not. They're slightly brown and not black at all. I noticed it idles high, around 1200 RPMs, but with this DIY TBI I'm not entirely sure of how to lower it and if it'll help me stop leaving Jackson Pollack paintings on the wall of my garage before my wife kills me.

Can someone point me in the right direction? I've been around modern cars, and this old school Jeep thing is awesome but I'm definitely on a learning curve going from EFI/standalone systems to 40 year old tech with TBI.

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Re: New member - strange rich condition

Post by Stuka » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:52 pm

Well, welcome to the forum. Although this forum is dedicated for Full Size Jeeps (Wagoneers, 74-83 Cherokees, J-Trucks).

But, you do have a 360, which our rigs came with, so we should be able to help you out. I am going to move this to Fuel Injection tech, as I feel your issue lies with that.

The rich condition is most likely only on cold start if your plugs look ok. I am not sure which TBI you have, but many have a secondary cold start injector, and I am going to guess that your current tune has this set too high. You may need to put a new tune on it, and there are people here familiar with that.
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