SV: Digest Number 1306

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Bo Strander

Guest
Hello group, about trying to find airleaks in carburettor or injection-systems.
Perhaps this method is more useful on more modern cars with more complicated
systems, but my father once learned me an easy trouble-shooting method:
Buy a spraycan with "start-gas" (the kind of spray you spray in the air intake
especially in very cold weather when the engine doesn't start). Start the engine
and let it idle. Spray short shots along connections and hoses of the air-intake
system (not into the air-intake).
IF the engine idle increases you have definately found an airleak...
Be careful: don't inhale to much of the...spray, it will make.....you
.......very...........sleeepy....zzzzzzzzzzz.
Best regards from a sunny Stockholm (still 30cm ice on my favorite lake)..
Bo the swede

----- Original Message -----
From: chasgould@aol.com
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Digest Number 1306


In a message dated 3/28/2004 9:00:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com writes:
Here is what I have decided the problem is: The engine may be
clogged due to sitting for many years, or the water pump is not

This is extremely curious. While I appreciate your frustration, I cannot
believe that this heat problem should be this difficult to solve. After all,
these
things run at a reasonable temperature when they are right, and you have
addressed all of the other likely sources for the problem. Have you considered
some of the indirectly related sources of heat, such as a too lean fuel/air
mixture causing the engine to run hotter than expected. This might be caused
by the
carburetor settings, or by an air leak in the intake tract. Or possible
ignition or valve timing causing the engine to run hotter than proper. Just a
thought to consider some alternatives, as I feel it is unlikely that the
engine
block would be that clogged up.
Chas


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