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#58561 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

Does your motor have an inline fuel filter fitted? The usual causes of a carb flooding  is a bit of grit/shit getting under the needle and that can and is, a totally random event.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:49 PM

I put the roof down today! The Sun (big orange thing in the sky) made a less than fleeting appearance and it was... warm! It was most pleasant driving around sans hood and the dogs enjoyed it.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:50 PM

Something is wrong with my lovely rebuilt carburettor.  I suspect it's a sticking float needle.  Everything was perfectly fine until the last 2 miles when the car managed to ftp 4 times.  You'll be driving along perfectly fine and then the throttle response gets worse and worse until the car cuts out.  Pop the bonnet and there's fuel pouring out the overflow.  Wait for the fuel to stop coming out and restart the car and it's all fine again.  Most annoying of all, it's not a predictable thing, it just happens, and then it doesn't, which again points more at a float needle than anything else I'd've thought.
 
Super annoying at any rate, because when I set off on my errands today it was driving lovely, at town and motorway speeds, with no indication of any issues at all and was quite enjoyable.


Is the float sticking? I had that problem with one of the modern SU carb ones:


I seem to remember that you just swapped the float over from the old one. Not sure you can do that as the manufacturing tolerances between carbs could well be different. John Twist has a good video on setting the HIF floats on his channel: https://www.youtube....otorsltd/videos
(Can't find the exact video this moment).

Also not unknown for the float valves to bugger up and not seat. The latest modern ones are apparently OK though. If you whip the bottom of the carb off, they're very easy to remove the float valve from.

Of course giving a whack on the bottom of the carb might cause the float to unstick if it is.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:09 PM

Spoke to friend that rebuilt the carb and we've worked out it's a duff float needle.  Process of elimination has ruled out other things, including those suggested.  Rarely, he's had bad needles and hasn't had a problem for quite some time, looks like I just ended up being unlucky.  Fortunately it's not too difficult to replace the needle and he's already sent me a replacement which should be here by the weekend.  It could also be the reason the new float he fitted appeared not to be set properly, it could have been the needle was sticking at the same time.  The float I swapped was this carb's original, so machining tolerances wouldn't matter.

 

Bear in mind he rebuilds these things for a living, and a hobby, to a very high standard.  You can imagine how cross he gets when he has to send parts back - which is ever more frequent these days - to try and get a car to work.  He's pretty disappointed this has happened too because he feels it reflects badly on his work, which is nonsense, friend or not I have nothing but praise for the work he does.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

Just don't go too hard on the float valve when tightening it up.

Otherwise it could start like this.
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And end up like this.
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That's a ten quid mistake I did there.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

I know.  Brass fittings into aluminium casting means care should be employed, never force, just nip it up until its just so.  Impressed you managed to shear the thread like that and get the remains out.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:15 PM

Just watching The Sweeney and it's got Jack Travers from Lethal Weapon 3 in it.

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The only reason I know its him is that I looked at IMDB when he was in an episode of Special Branch the other week.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

After being all enthusiastic about getting the beetle sorted I moved on to the rattling passenger window.
Stripped door, had a look, tightened a bolt.
Tightened another bolt and.............................................................
















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BANG!
Mutha Fucka!!!
New door glass required!!!! Balls.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Fuck!!

 

Still, at least it isn't raining....



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:27 PM

After being all enthusiastic about getting the beetle sorted I moved on to the rattling passenger window.
Stripped door, had a look, tightened a bolt.
Tightened another bolt and.............................................................
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BANG!
Mutha Fucka!!!
New door glass required!!!! Balls.



Well it’s not rattling any more I suppose.
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#58571 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:35 PM

Impressed you managed to shear the thread like that and get the remains out.


That's what I mean! It didn't feel like I was doing it up that tight! Just a nip up is all it needed.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:42 PM

Then looked an utter cunt hoovering the front garden.
Neighbours now think I'm mad(der)!!!
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

Shit, that is shit man.   Life really does need a rewind feature.....


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:26 PM

Ponced about with some cheapo vinyl found in my shed to make some headlight eyebrows .

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:31 PM

Got the Golf back.  Just over £1K from the garage for the flywheel, clutch and slave cylinder.  Plus CV boots and they tightened my handbrake (which they just did.  It was on my list of things to do anyway).

 

They showed me the old flywheel.  Fuck me.  Utterly shagged.  Being a DMF, it's supposed to have two reciprocating masses, right?  Wrong.  It had seized, twisted over the stubs that hold it together and was operating as one, massively unbalanced mass.  Words cannot described how fucked it was.

 

Car drives nicely now.  And there's no rattling.

 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:43 PM

No.2 MoT of the year achieved today.    The Cowley now has what must be approaching its 60th pass certificate (sadly I don't have them all....).   Needed track rod end but I got the garage to do the oil change as well 'cos I fear the canister - I hate changing B series filters!    I see the salt is clearing up nicely too so I will probably drive it to work this weekend and go and sit in it in my breaks.   


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

So: medical appointment today in Leeds, both multistorey carparks that are close have a height restriction of 2.0m - my works van, a Transit Connect, has a height of 1.86m according to the manuel, but the orange flashy site lights add a bit to that, so I took the Puglet 106.

It doesn't accelerate as fast as the Connect up to 70, but is far better above an indicted 70 than the Connect... Funny that!

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:48 PM

Ponced about with some cheapo vinyl found in my shed to make some headlight eyebrows .

 

Why?


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:52 PM

Why?

dunno why


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:06 PM

dunno why

 

I would never do most of the stuff you do, but it is great to see it and add another view point to motoring.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

I would never do most of the stuff you do, but it is great to see it and add another view point to motoring.

im planning lest body stuff, just stickers, window tints, light tints


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

Stu.  I'd never do what you do to a car in a million years but I do find it entertaining.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:37 AM

I noticed that when insuring the Impreza recently.  Quido currently have £43 cashback on esure policies too, and for me they appeared one of the cheapest non-shitehawk providers.

When I wrote my van off they took 7 months to pay out. Be wary.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:17 PM

hoovered and washed the cars ...

 

it will rain now .......


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:32 PM

hoovered and washed the cars ...

 

it will rain now .......

 

Hope not - the Spyder is outside and the roof is down - #alreadysummerinnit


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:20 PM

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Strife. The answer is to post cat pictures
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Went to swap insurance from Rover to BX and can't because it's too old.  That's a first for me.  No harm, it can stay uninsured and untaxed until I'm ready to MoT it I suppose, puts money in my pocket in the meantime.  Insurer was eSure, for those that might be interested.  I'll likely insure the BX with Lancaster, like I have the Princess, since they seem a reasonable company as these things go.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

3 black Bentleys pulled into stop 24 services on m20, they quickly covered the 3rd one over, and on way out i spotted 2 more black Bentleys, yellow cabrio bently and Orangey red bently 4x4

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:51 PM

Hmm. New 4 door Bentley prototype?
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

Hmm. New 4 door Bentley prototype?

they dithered then covered it up


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