starting problem

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by David Chapman, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. David Chapman
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    Sounds like fuel vaporisation, first check the 5mm thick heat insulating
    gaskets are between carb and manifold and fuel pump and block, then insolate
    the fuel pipe, could also put a heat shield between manifold and carbs as
    fitted to later cars, even try a different type of Gasoline.

    David Chapman

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: richard martin
    To: amphicar groups
    Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 2:19 AM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] starting problem


    can anyone suggest what I can do. The car starts and seems to run fine, but
    when it is hot it does not start after being off for a few minutes.
    martin@discover-net.net

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  2. richard martin
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    <font face="Arial" size="5">can anyone suggest what I can do. The car starts and seems to run fine, but when it is hot it does not start after being off for a few minutes. </font>
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  3. Moses Scott Civ 22 LG
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    When you shut the car off, pull the air filter and look inside the carb,
    see if fuel is dripping into manifold. When the carbs get worn, the fuel
    drips into the manifold when you shut off the motor (the float is not
    closing the valve). This is especially a problem when the motor is very
    hot. The motor is flooding. To get restarted, hold the gas pedal to the
    floor and crank, the motor will fire. My car does this nearly every
    time.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: richard martin [mailto:martin@discover-net.net]
    Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2001 8:19 PM
    To: amphicar groups
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] starting problem


    can anyone suggest what I can do. The car starts and seems to run fine,
    but when it is hot it does not start after being off for a few minutes.
    martin@discover-net.net <mailto:martin@discoveeeer-net.net>

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  4. www.amph.67@juno.com
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    Check make sure antifreeze not leaking through head gasket. Pull plugs
    and inspect, or check your levels.
     
  5. www.amph.67@juno.com
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    Sounds like vapor lock, wrap line in fiberglass to carb, may help.
     
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