When you disconnected the vacuum actuators, I guess you remembered to plug the holes/pipes?
Yes, I pulled the hoses and taped up the ends to stop shit getting in. Everything is now back on and connected as it should be. No change in running at all.
This is what it's left behind.IMG_0701
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The only way to make it run is to put your foot flat to the floor on the gas and just keep cranking it over. Eventually it catches but it runs awfully.
Once it's running it idles ok-ish. If it's revved it struggles and runs rough until it either clears or dies.
If it's running it'll keep idling for about 30 seconds but consistently then gets progressively worse until it just cuts out.
It's smoking like a mother fucker too when started, and then when it's running rough just before it cuts out.
Nothing I can do is having any effect either. I've pulled all plugs out and cleaned them (all thick black sooty) I've also tried weakening the mix a fair bit too but it's made fuck all difference.
Is your thermo switch connected and working properly?
These have to be able to switch to preheated air when not entirely hot.
Connected and seems to work.
I'm getting fucking sick of this shit now. I've had this shit pile of a car four years now and still after spending a fortune in parts, repairs and time it's still fucked. It's never managed to run consistently for a single year so far despite everything having been replaced or repaired.
It's like a sick fucking joke tbh. Talk about being repeatedly fucked up the ass when your already down.
It might be just because I'm already fucking seething mad but I just can't be arsed with all this shit anymore. I'm tempted to just get rid of the cunt tbh, straight to the oval with it.