Tag: carburetors

39 Posts

Jul 01, 1995

Could my carburetor be icing up when it's cold out?

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I'm having a problem with my Honda Accord LX with a carburetor When it's very foggy or rainy and cold out I lose rpms in all gears Stopping and waiting a while helps My brother thinks the carburetor is icing...


May 01, 1995

If these GM cars are fuel injected, why do I see a carburetor on their engines?

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I'm confused about fuel injection on GM cars and trucks I've noticed that the V and Cadillac V engines are fuel injected but the V trucks are not They call them electronically fuel injected but there's still a carburetor sitting...

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Jan 01, 1994

A few days ago I was driving home in rush-hour...

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A few days ago I was driving home in rush-hour traffic heading down into a nearby canyon when my previously reliable Olds Delta suddenly roared and the engine started racing It speeded off on its own free will carrying me...

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Nov 01, 1993

Newly rebuilt engine is leaking more oil than ever.

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I own a Dodge half-ton pick up with a cubic inch engine that has served me well for miles This past summer it started using oil in town one quart every - miles so I had the engine rebuilt supposedly...

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Mar 01, 1993

Making lemonade out of a lemon.

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I'm a real troubled man I have a lemon and an angry wife I just bought a used ' Dodge Caravan liter with automatic transmission for my wife and twin boys My wife noticed that the engine often stalls in...

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Feb 01, 1993

Don't buy a new carburetor if you can get away with just a new choke pull-off.

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I own a Buick Riviera with miles on it It is still a beautiful car runs great and is lots of fun to drive Lately when I start it early in the morning tons of black gasoline smelling smoke pour...


Oct 01, 1992

My carburetor was just rebuilt, so why doesn't my Mustang pass emissions testing?

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I have an ' Mustang V liter with an automatic transmission It has miles on it After a tune up I was told I had a fuel leak and needed to have the carburetor rebuilt or replaced So I had...

carburetors emissions

Jul 01, 1992

What could be causing the wandering miss in my Dodge Mirada?

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I have a Dodge Mirada with a cubic inch engine It has a wandering miss during idle with or without accessories on The cap and rotor were changed recently I am getting spark from the plug wires on both ends...


May 01, 1992

A clear case of a leaky carburetor.

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I'm having a problem with my Buick LeSabre If I let is sit for about a week without using it I have a hard time starting it I have to pump the gas many times and try several starts before...

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Apr 01, 1992

An "old husband's tale":

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In order to prevent carburetor problems my practice has been to fill up my gas tank before it gets below one-quarter full Trying to convince my wife to do the same has been difficult What's your opinion Possibly if I...

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