Tag: carburetors

44 Posts

Mar 01, 2008

From our "arrested adolescence" department: how to make a old car fart.

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Back in the 1960s, when I was an adolescent male, one of my friends told me that he could get his old car (late- 1940s- or early- 1950s-era) to "fart" whenever he liked. When I expressed skepticism about this claim...


Jul 01, 2000

Does an engine have to be adjusted when moving to a high altitude locale?

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I have accepted a promotion with my company and have agreed to move to Denver I currently live in Columbus Ohio I drive a Honda Civic LX and was told that I would need my engine adjusted to deal with...

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May 01, 2000

Do I need a name brand rebuilt carburetor or can I install generic?

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My pampered BMW e has miles on it It has been lovingly cared for and purrs like a kitten But recently it started sounding like a B- bomber The BMW mechanic showed me the catalytic converter and I saw where...

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Dec 01, 1999

Finally - a carburetor question!

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I have a El Camino with a engine and a four-barrel carburetor This car takes about to miles to warm up and run smoothly although the heater starts working much quicker than that When I try to accelerate before the...

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Jan 01, 1999

Which carburetor should I buy: the one rebuilt by my local garage or by the factory?

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I'm having carburetor problems I've been told I have two choices -- No Have the carburetor rebuilt at my local garage or No Buy a factory rebuilt carburetor from an auto parts store The cost seems to be about the...

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Jul 01, 1998

Gas is getting into the oil pan.

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I have been working on a feed truck for some time The gas is getting into the oil pan I put on a new carburetor and that didn't stop it I put on a new fuel pump and that didn't...

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Apr 01, 1998

Could a bad distributor cause gas to show up in my oil?

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I have gas in the oil of my Olds Cutlass Is it possible that a bad distributor is causing this -- Greg RAY Is it possible that space aliens were responsible for the Iran-Contra affair Sure But it's not very...

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Feb 01, 1998

What to do about an '81 backfiring Chevy...short of buying a '91.

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I have an ' Chevy Caprice and it backfires What do I have to do to correct this problem -- Lawrence RAY Get a ' Chevy Caprice TOM Most of the backfiring I've seen on these cars is the type...

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Feb 01, 1997

What could cause an engine to turn rough after about an hour of highway driving?

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Help My wife drives an ' Nissan Sentra station wagon one of the few cars available she can comfortably see over the hood of with the aid of a pillow This car does not have a powerhouse of an engine...

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Jan 01, 1997

My Chrysler wagon "runs on" after I turn it off. What's going on?

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I have a problem with my Chrysler station wagon It will run on after I turn it off And on the road it will continue to go fast even with my foot off the gas Can you give me any...

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