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Triumph TR6 - stalling while turning
|My car runs great,but when it heats up it tries to die when I take a turn.It feels like it is running out of gas.I installed a new fuel pump last summer.I heard this is a problem with some stromburg carbs.Thanks for any advice,Erik '72 TR-6|
|Is it any turn, or a left hand turn? If it's a left hand turn I've heard that removing the carb and adjusting the float height to 3/4" will help. This runs the fuel chamber at a slightly lower level so it won't be as prone to "momentary flooding".|
|Thanks for the response,it happens on left or right turns,the car does not run hot,never had any problems until last week.(this prob anyway)|
|The "suddeness" of the problem doesn't sound like the float adjustment.|
The only problem I've had even close to what you describe was related to a carb fuel needle valve that wouldn't close off completely (a metal shaving was in it). Symptoms:
• No problems at crusing speed.
• Bad missing and sputtering when accelerating into a turn after 10-15 seconds at idle. Left hand MUCH worse than right.
• If it idled longer than about 15 or 20 seconds, it would cough, sputter, and would die unless rev'ed up.
• Strong gasoline smell when the engine was shut down after 15/20 seconds of idle.
I ended up with Grose Jets instead of std needle valves.
|Thanks for the comment,the symptoms you describe are real close to my problem,but I have new grose jets I put in last year.Maybe its dirt,but I also have a new fuel filter.|
|I just received a pair of used su hs6 carbs today that I bought on ebay,hopefully they will work better and are a little more reliable.Thanks as usual,Erik '72 tr-6|
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