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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2003, 09:33 PM
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HELP!!! Carter BBD

The carter bbd on my 90 wrangler is running too rich. The haynes manual that I have doesn't tell me how to lean the mixture. Does anyone here know? The jeep runs good when driving, and revs all the way to 4k no problem, so I don't think it needs a nutter conversion. It's so rich that my brother was wheeling with it today, and when I was riding behind him on my 400ex, It was blowing black smoke out the exhaust. Nothing like a Cummins Turbo Diesel blows, mind you, but it blows enough to drag the fuel economy down to 8-9 mpg [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] country/city/offroad driving. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2003, 10:02 PM
 
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Re: HELP!!! Carter BBD

I have a 84 CJ 7 so I am not sure about wrangler, but idle mixture screw(s) is located at the botom of the carburator, facing radiator. There might be a (plastic?) cover on the screw head(s) that needs to come off. Turn the screw(s) all the way in (do not force the screw !). Then turn the screw(s) out 3/4 to 1 3/4 turns. This should be about normal setting. Once you started messing with mixture your idle may need to be (re)adjusted.
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