[ROVERNET - UK] A slow death
mp349 at ww.co.nz
Sun Feb 6 04:14:13 GMT 2005
One of the more often problems with the V8 is the bleader hose from the
top the moter to the radiator.This often blocks and causes a small air
pocket in the top of the head.This is very easy to fix.
Remove the hose where it goes into the inlet manifold between the two
carburettors . There is a small steel pipe which has a habbit of
blocking.get an 1/8 inch drill bit and with fingers only,screw it into
the pipe till it just touches the frost plug ie ther should be some
water trickeling out of the tube.With the radiator cap off blow thru the
hose & it shoud be able to freely allow air thru it .If not check the
hose & the tube going into the rediator. Theses are less likely to be
Paul Smith wrote:
> 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.
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