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Am I flooding the engine??

I've been temporarily stranded 3 times in the last couple of days. When the engine is warm turn it on and have a fast acceleration right away, the engine peters out. Then it won't start for about 10 mintues. Finally it will just start again and I'll be on my way. Am I flooding it?

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Re: Am I flooding the engine??

Or you fuel filter is clogged! I had a bud with a '67 Mustang (I6 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]) that died every 10 minutes. My dad blew of the fuel filter and it ran for days. My bud eventually replaced the filter, hours before a little 'offroad" trip through a pine thicket.

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Re: Am I flooding the engine??

do you pump the gas pedal at all before you start it? Open the hood after it dies the first time. You could assume it floods if you smell gas(obviously) or the choke could be inoperative

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Re: Am I flooding the engine??

I believe my choke is inoperative. The reason I say that is when I installed the Weber, I set the fast idle when it is at full choke. However, the choke never engages on its own. I guess I need to call Weber to figure why the choke isn't working.

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Re: Am I flooding the engine??

I would suspect the ignition module. That's how they go bad, after they're warm they die, then they work again after cooldown. Even if that's not it, they are under 20$, and I always carry a spare one, because sooner or later either you or one of your buddys will need it. Just a part of your trail insurance package.

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When I had a Weber (which was piece of junk that Weber could not fix but stuck me with) I leaned that what sounds like flooding with that carb is actually starving.

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Re: Am I flooding the engine??

When you depress the pedal before you start it when it is cold, it sets the linkage on the fast idle cam on your carb, which will increase the rpms for you for a faster warm up. During that time, the choke is engaging itself and when it is warm you can tap the pedal again to release the linkage from the cam to bring it down to normal speed, at which time the choke should have fully engaged itself. So my bet is that it isn't a broken automatic choke, it's the fast idle cam out of adjustment. It should say in the service manuel what the fast idle speed is, I have mine set at 1500 rpm.

The problem I have is I will pump the pedal twice start it, it will die, then I will pump it again and then run. Takes about 2 minutes to get warm enough to drive(so it doesn't stall). I have the Weber 32/36, by the way. This might seem confusing because I am tired but that is how the choke works on these carbs(to my knowledge). A more usual problem on these carbs is an air leak in the mounting base. Good night...
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Re: Am I flooding the engine??

Tim,
Should I pump it twice with the ignition on or off before cranking?
Also, what are the symptoms of an air leak at the base?

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