[ROVERNET - UK] Too hot to idle
koffee at iprimus.com.au
Mon Jul 4 23:31:49 BST 2005
I have had this problem or similar and what seemed to fix it was blowing out
the return line from the carbies to the fuel tank. This can get blocked with
little bits of crud and the fuel does not return fast enough and you get
small vapour lock or such. Just disconnect the line at the carby and blow
compressed air through
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Burkhard" <burkhaj at earthlink.net>
To: <lacpsyd at earthlink.net>; <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Too hot to idle
> Did the engine over heat? If not check the fuel gauge and if it goes past
> F your problem may be a gauge voltage regulator. This is a common problem
> in almost all vehicles. Take Care jb PS Are you planning to go to the
> Denver Brit Car Conclave in September?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lance La Certe" <lacpsyd at earthlink.net>
> To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 6:56 AM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Too hot to idle
>> Hi gang!
>> Strange goings on under my hood!!! 1970 Federal 3500S. Starts and runs
>> great. Once temperature increases (temperature needle is never past
>> vertical in the 'green zone') it has a hell of time idling. I've got
>> cozies on the carb bowls and I routed the gas line along the engine bay
>> wall long ago. With highway speeds and bringing the temperature down
>> (i.e., just onto the left edge of the 'green zone') it idles fine. I've
>> checked the coolant level, thermostat, as well as the return flow from
>> small coolant line which feeds directly into the manifold area. Here's
>> the really strange part----the other day I started it up in the garage
>> was side tracked. I came back 10 minutes later, the temp needle was
>> in the vertical position in the 'green zone' and it was idling
>> perfectly!!!! I did have the transmission rebuilt 6 months ago and the
>> idling problems began coincidentally at the same time----could their be
>> I'm at a complete loss. Any help would be appreciated.
>> Lance La Certe
>> lacpsyd at earthlink.net
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