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#91 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:29 PM

How much choke are you using? I tend to use only about half, maybe a little more when it's cold. Could be that the idle jet is a bit gunked up. 


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:34 PM

If there are going to be multiple 2CVs at Cholmondeley we need to swap panels around in the ring.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:40 PM

Or take them all off and parade around the grounds. Excuse be like "nudist 2CV community".


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

Probably worth checking the choke pull off device functions, this is the odd capsule on the top of the carb which backs off the choke when it’s fully out and the engine is revved. If it doesn’t work not only do you have to push the choke it half way pretty much as soon as it starts you also have a vacuum leak which will cause running issues not dissimilar to those you describe.
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:46 PM

How much choke are you using? I tend to use only about half, maybe a little more when it's cold. Could be that the idle jet is a bit gunked up.


Yeah around half. I’ll add idle jet to the checklist. Sounds likely.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:47 PM

If there are going to be multiple 2CVs at Cholmondeley we need to swap panels around in the ring.


Hahaha I do like this idea!!!

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:57 PM

There's some great advice above, all I'd add is check plug resistances (esp if NGK) and don't completely rule out a 'Harley' coil if problems reappear.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:38 PM

Or take them all off and parade around the grounds. Excuse be like "nudist 2CV community".


Totally unrelated, but reminds me that a colleague recently had a meeting at a nature reserve, he was a little concerned as someone else head booked it in as the naturist reserve

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

Ah.... oh. That might have been a sight to (not) see.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:01 AM

Update time!!!

So the 2CV is seeing reasonably regular use, but not perhaps as regular as I might like. When the darkness improves maybe I’ll try commuting in it regularly. Although it did come to my rescue one time whilst the Mazda was getting its water pump done, the Saab had brake issues and the Camper was on Sorn...

No real issues.... starts fine these days, I think it was mainly user error, if she’s not been used for a few weeks she takes a few goes... no surprises there! I still tend to leave the choke a marginal touch out in town simply for piece of mind. The idle is a bit low, it’s generally fine, unless the lights are on. Then you need the choke out a centimetre or so...

However, it has posed no issues. I haven’t looked st the carb yet... it’s been Christmas!

With all the “raids” in the 2CV community recently to various high hostelries in Scotland and England,, I thought it only fitting to take Daisy-Vera to a high cafe on the same day. Sadly this year no Welsh Raid, so up to the Pondarosa cafe on the Horseshoe pass we went!!

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The old girl performed marvellously!

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We parked on a field bit ready to tear out the whole drive across a ploughed field thing... and you know what... you can!!

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Few little tidying jobs to do, and then to enjoy her even more. I am gaining more and more confidence in her each journey, and loving 2CV ownership!!
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:05 AM

There's some great advice above, all I'd add is check plug resistances (esp if NGK) and don't completely rule out a 'Harley' coil if problems reappear.


We already have a Harley coil... how spoilt are we...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:42 AM

How is the Harley coil held in? They came with metal clips, and I saw a video recently of some impressive sparking between HT lead and clip...

 

I've got one of the newer resin coils of the traditional style on Elly and it's been absolutely faultless.

 

May also be worth checking the idle jet. It's really simple, as it's right on the front of the carb, looking like a bolt head. 8mm I think? Only danger is the potential for dropping it...


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:28 AM

How is the Harley coil held in? They came with metal clips, and I saw a video recently of some impressive sparking between HT lead and clip...

I've got one of the newer resin coils of the traditional style on Elly and it's been absolutely faultless.

May also be worth checking the idle jet. It's really simple, as it's right on the front of the carb, looking like a bolt head. 8mm I think? Only danger is the potential for dropping it...


Pretty sure it’s a metal clip, I’ll check tomorrow. But no sparking that I’ve seen, all seems well. I do need to do the idle jet, just seems to be too far down my priority list.... I’ll bump it up!! I get scared of carbs as I have no experience of fiddling with them. Guess I just need to bite the bullet!

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