Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: Carb prob???
When you say fire up, do you mean it will fire up and run, then stall or do you mean it will ignite for a split second then shut off? I ask because it sounds like you may be experiencing fuel percolation. This occurs when the fuel in the bowl gets heated to the point where it expands out and into the intake. Try this the next time. After she heats up and you know the issue will be present, push the pedal to the floor and hold it there while you turn the key. What this does is allows a large amount of fresh air into the system and flushes out all that fuel in the intake. Do not pump the pedal, simply hold the pedal to the floor and turn the key. If this solves the issue, it will help to place a phenolic or plastic spacer between the intake and carb. DO NOT use an aluminum spacer as aluminum is a conductor of heat and will only exacerbate the problem.
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