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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-07, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Carter choke

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I've been noticing lately that the secondaries on my carbie (the standard Carter carbie) have been sometimes been working, sometimes not, and that it seems to be related to the temperature. I know that the choke works off engine temperature and that the secondaries don't work when the choke is on at all, but it seems really sensitive. The pattern seems to be that when driving on long open roads in cold weather the air cools the engine just enough that the choke won't fully disengage to allow the secondaries to work, but when coming into traffic, after a few red lights they seem to work again having warmed up just enough. Plus when it's really cold in the morning it seems to be over-choked and bogs itself down with too much fuel unless you keep the rev's up by leaving in 2nd or 3rd gear.

Is this an easy thing to adjust, and if not, does anyone know of a reliable mechanic in Western Sydney who is experienced with this carbie and won't make an arse of the job? I only want the choke looked at, I'm happy with the fuel mixtures and that kind of stuff.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-07, 09:58 PM
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Re: Carter choke

typical carter carb! usually this is a combo of wear, lube, dirt and choke adjustment. spray the whole outside of carb with carb cleaner spray, especially choke mechanism. then crc or similar on the choke and throttle parts. now see how it works. if still playing up the way you describe, back the choke setting off a bit. you do this by undoing three screws around black plastic round choke housing on drivers side of carb. look on housing, it has an arrow and the word, lean, turn housing toward lean direction about 3mm then tighten screws. try it out then re adjust from there if needed. cheers.
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Re: Carter choke

Thanks heaps, I'll have a look at that.
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Re: Carter choke

good luck. if you have any more questions feel free to ask. cheers

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