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August 2, 2010 at 11:24 am #12533Anonymous
I am experiencing extreme :cry: difficulties getting my 1200 Estate to run properly.
It will start and ticks over very roughly, but does not respond to the throttle pedal at all, and cuts out after about 30 seconds.
I have checked and cleaned plugs and points, plug leads are connected correctly, I’ve drained the fuel tank in case petrol was stale and filled with fresh, replaced the fuel filter, and even changed the carb for another, but still no joy :shock:
I’m beginning to suspect an electrical gremlin, perhaps a faulty coil, unless anyone has any other suggestions. Haven’t used the car for a while, but was running fine when I last used it.
Looking doubtful for National Day unless I can sort it soon :cry: :cry: :cry:August 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm #24026August 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm #24027
I take it you’ve steady flow of fuel on cranking over to carb, carb is perfectly clean in the jets/openings. When modern fuel dries out it gums. Trust me I know from lawn mowers strimmers and boys quad.August 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm #24028Anonymous
Yes, fuel pump is new and fuel is getting to carb okay. Linkage is connected, but whether trying to rev engine with accelerator pedal or by hand with linkage, engine seems to choke itself and die. Seems very strange to have same symptoms with two different carbs, the one I have on now is straight off James’s saloon which is running fine :?: :roll:August 2, 2010 at 3:47 pm #24029
Then it sounds like there’s insufficient fuel being delivered. Disconnect the delivery pipe at the carburettor and spin the engine over; you should get healthy spurts of ‘solid’ fuel. If you don’t, you have either a blockage, a weak pump or air being drawn into the system.August 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm #24033
Malcolm, Give me a shout if you want me to pop over and take a look mate.August 3, 2010 at 9:03 pm #24037Anonymous
Real head scratcher this one. Plenty of fuel getting up to carb, but ticks over roughly, even when on full throttle :oops:August 5, 2010 at 9:29 am #24039August 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm #24044
Unlikely to be the main jet ‘cos they’ve already tried another carb that works fine on another car. Possibly coil or condenser that’s breaking down under load?
Still sounds like a timing issue to me though….
It will be interesting to see the verdict once Dr. Barnes has visited! Keep us posted!August 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm #24046August 5, 2010 at 8:06 pm #24050
I know it’s a long shot, but I had a similar problem last year, traced it to a faulty radio suppressor, once that was disconnected it ran fine. (Don’t ask me why!)
AndrewAugust 6, 2010 at 8:46 am #24051
Problem sorted. After running through just about everythign for 2 hours, we decided to check the new condenser…… and yes, it was the cause of the problem. Now running perfectly. Needless to say that endless cups of tea and cakes were consumed whilst under taking this long saga (the longer we took, the more tea and cakes Jane brought out to us) :wink:August 9, 2010 at 9:22 am #24053Anonymous
Yes, after a kind visit from Mr Barnes the Anglia Doctor, the problem was finally traced to the aforementioned faulty condensor. :oops:
After some fine adjustments she’s now running sweetly. :D
Many thanks for your help Jason.August 10, 2010 at 8:14 am #24059
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