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Old 11-17-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
Paul Hill
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Poor running 110

Please can you offer any advice....

I have a 110 2.5 petrol CSW (58 K miles full service history)
Wilst out today, towing a small trailer, she started to loose any power and
lots of backfire on overrun. When the throttle was opened there was little
or no response then coughing and spluttering and then "SLOW" acceleration.
When slowing down much backfiring again (flames could be seen out of the
exhaust).

Stopped at my destination for 1/2 an hour and She ran well again for 10/15
miles when problems started again. Stopped for fuel after about 30 miles
and all was OK.

Any ideas or sugestions would be gratefully accecpted.

Paul


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Old 11-17-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Poor running 110

On or around Thu, 17 Nov 2005 21:06:27 GMT, "Paul Hill"
<paul@hillkites.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>Please can you offer any advice....
>
>I have a 110 2.5 petrol CSW (58 K miles full service history)
>Wilst out today, towing a small trailer, she started to loose any power and
>lots of backfire on overrun. When the throttle was opened there was little
>or no response then coughing and spluttering and then "SLOW" acceleration.
>When slowing down much backfiring again (flames could be seen out of the
>exhaust).
>
>Stopped at my destination for 1/2 an hour and She ran well again for 10/15
>miles when problems started again. Stopped for fuel after about 30 miles
>and all was OK.
>
>Any ideas or sugestions would be gratefully accecpted.


air leaks in the manifold or timing slipped, would be my first guess. Or
fuel starvation.
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Old 11-17-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Poor running 110

On Thursday 17 November 2005 21:06, Paul Hill [paul@hillkites.co.uk] wrote
in message <nh6ff.478$d4.441@newsfe4-win.ntli.net>

> Please can you offer any advice....
>
> I have a 110 2.5 petrol CSW (58 K miles full service history)
> Wilst out today, towing a small trailer, she started to loose any power
> and
> lots of backfire on overrun. When the throttle was opened there was
> little or no response then coughing and spluttering and then "SLOW"
> acceleration. When slowing down much backfiring again (flames could be
> seen out of the exhaust).
>
> Stopped at my destination for 1/2 an hour and She ran well again for 10/15
> miles when problems started again. Stopped for fuel after about 30 miles
> and all was OK.


Carb' icing?

Fuel cap icing up so tank wasn't breathing but the ice cleared when you
removed the cap?

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Old 11-18-2005, 00:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Poor running 110



>Please can you offer any advice....
>
>I have a 110 2.5 petrol CSW (58 K miles full service history)
>Wilst out today, towing a small trailer, she started to loose any power and
>lots of backfire on overrun. When the throttle was opened there was little
>or no response then coughing and spluttering and then "SLOW" acceleration.
>When slowing down much backfiring again (flames could be seen out of the
>exhaust).
>



Are you sure that you had not put diesel in the tank.

Otherwise it sounds like it could be a spark, timing, dwell angle
thingy.
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
John Greystrong
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Re: Poor running 110

Paul Hill wrote:
> Please can you offer any advice....
>
> I have a 110 2.5 petrol CSW (58 K miles full service history)
> Wilst out today, towing a small trailer, she started to loose any power and
> lots of backfire on overrun. When the throttle was opened there was little
> or no response then coughing and spluttering and then "SLOW" acceleration.
> When slowing down much backfiring again (flames could be seen out of the
> exhaust).
>
> Stopped at my destination for 1/2 an hour and She ran well again for 10/15
> miles when problems started again. Stopped for fuel after about 30 miles
> and all was OK.
>
> Any ideas or sugestions would be gratefully accecpted.


Sounds exactly like carb icing. You'll probably find there's no hot air
getting to the carb. I dunno how it works on your vehicle but it might
be missing trunking, seized flap etc.

John
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
Samuel
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"Paul Hill" <paul@hillkites.co.uk> wrote in message
news:nh6ff.478$d4.441@newsfe4-win.ntli.net...
> Please can you offer any advice....
>
> I have a 110 2.5 petrol CSW (58 K miles full service history)
> Wilst out today, towing a small trailer, she started to loose any power

and
> lots of backfire on overrun. When the throttle was opened there was

little
> or no response then coughing and spluttering and then "SLOW" acceleration.
> When slowing down much backfiring again (flames could be seen out of the
> exhaust).
>
> Stopped at my destination for 1/2 an hour and She ran well again for 10/15
> miles when problems started again. Stopped for fuel after about 30 miles
> and all was OK.
>
> Any ideas or sugestions would be gratefully accecpted.
>
> Paul
>
>


i had almost similar stuff hapenning when i had a crack in the exhaust
manifold. only started causing troubles once the manifold warmed up, when
crack got a little bigger. then crack started letting air in a caused
backfiring etc, which caused manifold to get even hotter. glowing red hot in
fact.


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