[ROVERNET - UK] crook carbys

Mike Shaddick mikshdik at ozemail.com.au
Sun Jan 9 22:24:56 GMT 2005

>Hi all
>The carbys on my 1974 3500S are overflowing. I have had this problem before
>and have had the carbys overhauled by a specialist. The return of symptoms
>include a strong petrol smell as fuel spills out the overflow pipes during
>running but especially at idle, traffic lights etc. Variable idle speed,
>poor take off power from low revs but normal at high revs. I assume I have
>contaminants in my fuel tank which are spoiling the sealing of the fuel float
>seats in the carbys. I have fitted a new fuel filter but perhaps something
>(water?) is getting past.
 When cleaning out the floats and seats, it may be worth your while to
check that the needles are firmly in place and have not dropped.

Wink Martindale

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