[ROVERNET - UK] crook carbys

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Mon Jan 10 02:07:56 GMT 2005

Sounds very much like float needles sticking. Sometimes just cleaning will 
do the job, but not always. I have had very good luck with "Grosse Jets" 
available from Moss. I personally like them, but some folks do not. I had a 
sticking needle in a "Factory New" H type for an MGTF that was cured 
instantly by changing it to Grosse Jets.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rogerdm at iprimus.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 4:18 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] crook carbys

> 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.
> I assume I need to take off the carbys and clean them out, replace the 
> filter
> and clean the tank.
> The experience of my fellow netters would be appreciated in this urgent 
> job.
> For example can compressed air be used to blow dirt from the seats thereby
> avoiding removing the carbys until a convenient weekend to effect proper
> repairs. What is the best way of cleaning the fuel tank of loose diamonds,
> gold coins and possibly rust/dirt/water?
> Advice appreciated as I suspect I am at risk of going up on flames
> Roger
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