[ROVERNET - UK] A slow death
vmi2148 at bigpond.net.au
Sun Feb 6 03:18:27 GMT 2005
It's getting too rich at idle.
Look at float valves, if they leak no fan will help.
Check float level carefully.
Check mixture & needle position in piston.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lance La Certe" <lacpsyd at earthlink.net>
To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 2:25 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] A slow death
> Hi All!,
> Need help with a perplexing problem. '70 P6B 3500S. Recently had
> carburetors de-varnished, synchronized, etc. The mechanic also rerouted
> the fuel line away from the engine block because of concerns with
> vaporizing the fuel. Cobbled back together my old carburetor 'cozies' to
> also help with heat issues-------regardless of all this work, when stuck
> slow moving traffic and the temperature gauge increases past dead center
> (ever so slightly, and it never gets past the green and into the 'red
> zone'), the car begins a slow death relative to a lower and lower idle.
> I have the chance to get on the highway and get some airflow going it
> automatically lowers the operating temperature, and then it idles
> In the 15 years I have owned the car, this has never been a problem until
> recently. I know several Rovenetters have installed electric fans to help
> the radiator, but I'd like to know if there are any other 'fixes' and any
> explanations for what is happening.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Lance La Certe
> lacpsyd at earthlink.net
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