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Triumph TR3 - Hesitation in the Turns
|It may be partly my imagination, but I'm experiencing some roughness in the engine when I take a right or left hand turn of 90 degrees or so. Once the car is through the turn, acceleration appears normal. Slight turns of 30 degrees or less have no impact.|
I've not yet had time to do any tuning to the engine, but I'm wondering if this is a characteristic of the car or perhaps a known trouble spot that can be rectified. By "roughness" I mean that there appears to be an interruption in the carburetion that makes the engine run poorly while making the turn.
Ring any bells?
1961 TR3A, Comm. #TS67947L
|Sounds like the "petrol" in your tank is sloshing to the left when you turn right. Is your tank low on fuel ?|
Jack up the front end, safely on jack stands and turn the steering wheel a bit at a time, looking at the steering rods under the front. Is something in the steering pulling, pinching or twisting the gas line ?
Check to gas lines up near the carbs. Is the torque of the engine while turning right causing the motor mounts to move resulting in a push, pinch or twist of something ?
Don Elliott 1958 TR3A
|Bill-I think I would check the carb float level first. Even if the fuel pump was sucking air from a low tank level, I don't think it would affect engine performance immediately-unless you have a fuel injected TR6.|
This thread was discussed on 20/11/2002
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