Re: Escort 92 1.6 black smoke, high idle, petrol smell..
Ok, I plumbed the pipes straight to the auto-choke earlier (taking the
heater matrix out), and sure enough in a few minutes of running the engine
the autochoke got warm coolant and opened up fine (so thats working ok at
Problem is, there were all the same symptons as before - no high idle, thick
sooty black smoke from exhaust (really bad when revved), wisps of fuel mist
from the carby, all the usual, in fact I lost the idle altogther when i
revved the engine high, the revs just shot back down to zero and the engine
died. Restarted - still no idle.
Plugs were all covered in black soot as expected. Vaccum pipes to carby all
seem present and correct. Also the waxstat type flap on the front of the AC
doesnt seem to work at all, but surely that would not be cause of all these
probs? Any ideas apprechiated.
"pottsy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> The coolant runs through the interior heater matrix first and then the
> choke. Check the heater matrix isn't blocked. (do you get heat?) Take the
> matrix out of circuit by taking the pipes off under the engine bay and
> just connecting them together with a bit of copper pipe.