Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Ringgold Georgia
Bronco Info: 1995 EB 302, E40D auto trans, 4.11 grs, locker on rear diff. man. hubs, 3' body lift, 35" Toyo tires
I feel somewhat foolish mentioning this, but I would rather feel foolish instead of someone finding out about this the hard way. I would expect anyone that is capable of turning wrenches and doing the upkeep on our rigs probably already knows about this, but again, better to mention it than someone getting surprised.
For those that are going over the mountains in Colorado to get to Moab, please be aware, if you are driving a vehicle with a carburetor and try to cross the mountains you will most likely make it 3/4 of the way up and find your vehicle die on you at a certain altitude. Carburetor jets have to be changed out to operate at higher altitudes. Fuel injected engines are not burdened by this. The O2 sensors in a fuel injection engines automatically adjust the fuel mixture to operate at any altitude.
I bring this up because back in 2014 my wife and I went out west on a road trip and saw some vehicles stalled on the side of the interstate and realized what had happened to them. If you don't have smaller jets on hand to reduce the fuel flow, you will never get your vehicle started back up until you head back down the mountain to thicker air.
I would hate to see a fellow FSB member stranded on the roadside with no way to get over the mountain.....
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