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post #11 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 09:03 AM
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Re: Carb rebuild.... any suggestions!?

If this vehicle need to be smog tested, you are best to stay stock. If rebuilding is beyound your skills, I suggest you contact Petroworks for a remanufactured carb or Trail Tough for a used one.
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Re: Carb rebuild.... any suggestions!?

The factory carb. is 99% of the emmissions system, without it you have none. As much as it gets bad rapped, I prefer it over the Webber or Pony for off road use. When set up properly and running right it will function when the vechile is in extreme off camber situations. According to the factory specs. it will darn near run upside down. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] After unsucessfully trying to rebuild mine, I finally ordered a rebuilt from PetroWorks. It was the same price as the Webber and the service was great. Had it installed in about an hour, and to date <font color="red"> </font color> no problems.
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Re: Carb rebuild.... any suggestions!?

I have to agree with Zippy... I didi rebuild mine and it's a engineer's dream... a mechanic's nightmare! Not to mention the expense! The interior main solenoid that controls the fuel flow... runs approx $130-$160 just for the one solenoid...OUCH... + the cost of the rebuilding kit $55 + the time and effort involved... (do you realize how many check balls are in that thing?) and in my case...ran great for about 4 months and then got all dirtied up again and isn't running so good at this moment....Sooo I think you're much better off to just get the one from Petroworks and be done with it.

Or better yet, swap out the entire engine for an EFI system [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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post #14 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 12:04 PM
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yes the webbers are good you heard right there GOOD!!!!
BUT THERE are things you need to know before you even buy one when you install the adapter plate and gasket before you even start the install buy a versa chem product called "prime lok" type 275 red stud and bearing formula,no i dont sell it and this is not a commercial plug i just piked the stuff off the shelf to see if it actually works ....the jury is and it works no more loose bolts no more vacume leaks at the adapter plate and leaks at the adapter plate is the biggest problem the webber has you get that sqaured away you can litteraly adjust the air screw and timeing for maximum vacume and forget it.......
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Re: Carb rebuild.... Part II

Ok, I rebuilt the carb last night, it seemed to go ok. It seems to be better but it still won't start unless the throttle is floored and cranked for a long time. It dies as soon as the throttle is released. My EGR valve has a hole in the back of it. It was caked with gunk and after I cleaned it out it started running poorly. I can't find a used EGR valve within 100 miles of here and a new one will cost $130 and take over a week to get here.....

So what are my choices?

1. JB weld the valve and see if it works.
2. Look for a used valve on here.
3. Buy a new valve YIKES!!
4. For twice the cost of a valve, buy a webber.

Eventually I would like to have a 1.6 with EFI, but this is a new project, I've had it for a week and a new top, lift, tires and transfer gears will be done first. I'll do the 1.6 if the 1.3 kicks the bucket or I find a screaming deal on one.

Any suggestions guys? Anyone else have experience with this problem. I guess I shouldn't have started the tuneup, at least I'd still be driving it now!!
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post #16 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 11:21 AM
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Re: Carb rebuild.... Part II

just and idea.
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