Engine Performance Tweaks
I have just today found out about the ford forums. Boy was I happy when I did, I just wish I had known about them earlier :)
This is my first post, so to start off with: Hello!
My name is Lee, im 17, live in Sydney, and drive a 1983 Ford Laser :) I know my stuff when it comes to computers [Im doing my CCNA, Cert 2 is also on the way, and I have years of [uncertified] experiance]. But when it comes to cars, I know SFA :( Im learning slowly, but time is usually scarce, I just cant wait to finish Year 12.)
So anyway :)
I know my lil laser will never be a power house, but it seems to be running more like a dog than what it used to. I was wondering if there is any tweaks I can perform to gain that little bit more? Though nothing major, as I have very little money, and very little know how.
I have cleaned the spark plugs, I keep the oil levels up, but other than that, next to nothing :( So, yeah is there anything minor I can do to get that little bit more?
I did a compression test with my friend, and the rings [proper name escapes me] seem to be fine...
Now, another question :) The other day my friend had a close look at my car to try and determine why its running like a dog... We took apart the carby, and he showed me two "jets".. One sprayed fuel, the other did not. What im wondering is, should they both spray fuel all the time? If so I assume this is the cause of my problems? If not, does the second jet start spraying when I reach a certain speed? [Its not RPM's, because we reved it up and it still sprayed nothing, though it was in Neutrol]
Anyway, thanks for any advice, and nice to meet you :)