Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: College Park, MD USA
I have an 86 IROC with an LG4. I had been having problems with the engine lately, sputtering every now and then and the like, stalling, but they had gone away, and I usually give the engine some time to warm up before I drive it.
Tonight I had stopped at the supermarket. When I came out (engine warm), I started the car...started up fine, then when I started accelerating, it just started sputtering, losing power, and threatening to stall. I managed to give it some throttle and limp back to my apartment. When I looked under the hood, I opened the air cleaner and looked at the carb...GAS puddled on the throttle plates...engine stalled, was so bad there was a fog of fumes around the primaries. I let it air out for a minute or two, then pushed the pedal all the way down and cranked till it started...sputtered for a little while longer and then ran...rough, but close to normal.
I had the whole carb rebuilt last winter. I'm wondering what can be causing this. Someone suggested something might be gummed up in my floats, letting gas spill into the carb. How do I fix this? Does this sound like what it is?
It seems like at any rate I may have gotten a shoddy rebuild. Any suggestions? Can I do something easy to correct it or do I have to have it opened and rebuilt AGAIN? If so, can anyone recommend a place? (BillK I know you're fairly close to this area...do you know anywhere nearby that I can trust?)