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Old Mar 16th, 14, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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81 Camaro problems

I just replaced the carburetor to a tomco 2 barrell carburetor. My Camaro is a 3.8L V6. I had stalling problems with the old carb so and the guy I bought the car from rigged it with paper to keep it open...I replaced it and my car will start but it dies off within 2-3 seconds. I'm not sure what the problem could be I've got all the lines hooked up and when I press the gas the carb is getting gas. It doesn't make sense to me that a crappy rigged carb would work but a new carb wouldn't. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old Mar 16th, 14, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 81 Camaro problems

Sounds like to me the choke is not functioning properly hence why the PO had a paper clip on the carb in the first place.

Kind of hard to say w/o actually being there.
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Old Mar 16th, 14, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Found the problem...dumb guy from oreillys gave me the wrong carburetor...
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