[ROVERNET - UK] No get up and go!!!!

geffandjulie geffandjulie at comcast.net
Sat Jul 14 23:11:51 BST 2007

My brakes were stuck on. Let it roll downhill to test. Also, my bonnet 
intake was restricting airflow. Try disconnecting the hot air inlet from the 
right manifold. Do the carbs have oil in the pots?
Geff and Julie McCarthy
503-241-8468 home
503-799-3809 cell
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton" <smokeandsteam at gmail.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] No get up and go!!!!

> "Anaemic" is a bit hard to diagnose, but my own view is that you
> probably should look for ignition problems first - coil and condenser
> are common culprits.
> That said, if the slushbox isn't shifting and the revs aren't
> excessive when you finally get up to speed then you might be stuck in
> top which will slow you down getting off the line. The Haynes manual
> gives basic instructions for setting the kickdown, but you may prefer
> to have this carried out by your transmission shop; an alternative is
> the suck-it-and-see method of shortening the cable by a few turns and
> seeing what happens; this isn't a method you will find in any manual
> but might get you home on a dark and stormy night. (The sludge in my
> brain has just disgorged a vaguely formed factoid about there being
> two different cable lengths on the 3500 - I need to check this for
> you)
> Something else to watch for is the brake system -if they are not
> releasing fully (a not uncommon problem) then that will feel like a
> lack of power - the power is there but it's being absorbed by the
> brakes
> Lack of power under load could also be caused by the fuel system -
> blocked lines or a defective pump might deliver enough juice to start
> and idle the engine but not enough to allow full power under load. I
> would normally expect some sort of spluttering or hesitation in this
> case but check it out once you're sure the ignition is working as it
> should.
> Not much help here I'm afraid but the only way to do this is a
> methodical diagnosis - check everything ( including all the electrcial
> connections) and then check it again to be sure.
>  Aidrian
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