"Sheila Skraga" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Any advice apprechiated. I have a 1992 Escort 1.6lx, with Weber V2 TLD
> carb, which has developed a whole heap of seemingly related problems.
> Turn the key and you have to rev the engine to get it to start (and
> not to stall), then follows loads of black smoke from the exhaust and
> real nasty smell of unburnt fuel. The high idle does not kick in when
> the engine is cold like this. Choke sticks on until the engine is hot
> at which point the idle shoots up to 2000rpm and stays there, even on
> long journeys. Checked the autochoke - the hot coolant pipes to it are
> not getting warm. Checked for blockages and checked the thermostat -
> all ok. Any ideas how to fix this? Andy
1. WTF was Ford-Europe doing building a carbed car in 92?!!!! Did they
buy the old Yugo/Fiat plant or something?
Stuck or leaky float or float valve
metering jet loose or out
fuel pressure too high
But then, I quit working on carbs bigger than a lawn mower 20 years
ago... when fuel systems went modern and efficient and a LOT easier to
fix for a 62 YO logic-engineer type.
So what do I know....