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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2001, 04:00 PM
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Put it rich or put it lean ??

Summer is here, should I set the carb to lean or rich with warm weather?? I always though, lean with warm, and rich with cold..since cold air is denser than warm air... Is there some theory I'm missing to understand this ??

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Re: Put it rich or put it lean ??

<font face="Comic Sans MS">I've always thought you always want it a little bit on the rich side regardless of the temperature... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I tend to just adjust my carbed vehicle seasonally so it's always just a little rich. </font>

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Re: Put it rich or put it lean ??

1. Winter = Cooler, denser air, the carb needs to be a little richer.
2. Summer = Hotter, less dense air, the carb need to be a little leaner.

Compromise... half way between each setting!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 09:47 AM
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Re: Put it rich or put it lean ??

see, I wasn't as nuts as I thought [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] but, it's also hard to start when the engine is warm, I have to give it throttle and hope it starts...

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