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1989 Jeep Wrangler: My question is what can be done carb.

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I own a 1989 Jeep Wrangler YJ 4.2L inline 6. It still has the original carb. My question is what can be done carb. wise? If I can't buy a new carb. from Jeep, (no longer carried), and due to being in the military will soon return to California. (A state where it appears I can't have a Weber Carb. or anything other than stock.) I can't be 100% sure that there isn't anything, but seems everything I've found online points to that. What can I do? Carb. is in bad shape, when you look at it you can see the gaskets falling apart, and the engine runs rough, and sometimes dies at stops, and always "diesels" after you shut it off. Thank you, Hal
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 That's easy. You simply buy a remanufactured carb or have yours done. There are still a lot of specialy carb shops that rebuild them or most parts stores sell remans. I'd prefer having mine done but only by a guy that specializes in them. It has to be done right.
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: I've checked many parts stores in the area. I live in Oahu, HI, so my options are limited to about 3 chain stores. The dealership says the carb. is no longer available. I wish it were easy, or wish that the Navy still had me in San Diego, CA. There was a specialist within 100 miles for just about everything. Appreciate your wisdom though. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 I can't do anything about your location. I know the products and services are available readily in the states and you may need some help on the mainland to get it done.

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