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Old 04-23-2007, 23:39   #1 (permalink)
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77 xc 302 hard starting

hi,can anyone help me?ive got a 302 that seems to syphon back fuel if the car sits for a week.if i start the car,its fine for about 3 or 4 days,and will start first time.from weekend to weekend it becomes a mission to start,ive replaced plugs, leads,fuel pump,done the timing,taken the car to a carb specialist who checked and tuned the carter thermo carb and he also told me there was a problem with fords of tha era having fuel leaking back when the 302 sits too long.the car is a one owner with genuine 59000kms,so i really want to keep it in good condition.any advice will be much appreciated.apart from this problem the car runs perfect,please help!

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:20   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 77 xc 302 hard starting

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hi,can anyone help me?ive got a 302 that seems to syphon back fuel if the car sits for a week.if i start the car,its fine for about 3 or 4 days,and will start first time.from weekend to weekend it becomes a mission to start,ive replaced plugs, leads,fuel pump,done the timing,taken the car to a carb specialist who checked and tuned the carter thermo carb and he also told me there was a problem with fords of tha era having fuel leaking back when the 302 sits too long.the car is a one owner with genuine 59000kms,so i really want to keep it in good condition.any advice will be much appreciated.apart from this problem the car runs perfect,please help!
maybe look at placing a holley on it.

Extreme thought, maybe try a bigger fuel filter near the carby to retain some fuel in it to help kick start it & pull the fuel up.

Or even a cheaper option is to run a Carter fuel pump (never had a problem in my 75 fairlane) at the back of the car near the tank. I positioned it behind the wheel arch. Around a $100 to buy & get rid of the standard fuel pump.
Problem solved !
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