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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Dirty carbs
|Due to rough running I decided to remove the dash pots for a general cleaning to check the condition of the needle but discovered that the piston and inside the dash pot was coated in a brown gravy like film. The car has been stood for several years before being put back on the road by the previous owner 12 months ago. |
I've cleaned the carbs out now using a carb cleaner but was wondering what would have caused such dirty carbs in the first place and if there is anything else I should be doing to prevent it happening again.
|E F Spencer|
|thrash the car, run until almost empty, fill it. Repeat often.|
|Sounds like my wife's ethos in looking after me.|
|are you using a colortune and carb balancer, were they both brown? would it be the mixture/balance causing your bisto?|
|Yes both brown. It's still not running smoothly so I've ordered a colour tune and carb Balancer to set the carbs up properly. I'll see if that works. Thanks|
|let us know how you get on with the colour tune i'm thinking of getting one for my car after watching a video how to use it.|
|Cleaning vac chambers and pistons is routine service. Soft rag and solvent only. How often depends on what condition the engine is in, whether it backfires a lot, air filter. A good engine basically running right, do it once a year.|
This thread was discussed between 02/04/2012 and 09/04/2012
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