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Backfiring after going through high water.

Weber ea81 high water

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#1 Dinky26

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:26 PM

Went through high water tonight on way home from work.

I bailed out of the street into a drive, was idling like a carp out of water, tried to feed it more fuel didn't seem to make it worse but not any better either. After a couple of minutes it died then couldn't get it started again. Thought it was just vapor locked cause it was backfiring through the Weber 32/36 and then through the exhaust sometimes not every time. So I let it sit for 15 minutes before trying again & same thing.
I though maybe I'd be better letting it sit for longer like 45 minutes, still no luck coming back through the carb.
I looked for vac hoses that may have come off and saw nothing out of place.

Do I need to take the carb apart or let it sit over night and see what it does in the morning?

Other thoughts??

Thanks for any input in advance.

#2 Dee2

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:02 AM

wet distributor ?



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:03 AM

Check your wires and distributor. Dry them all thoroughly and try to fire it over again.

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:27 AM

Remove all four spark plugs and crank it a bit. Then replace them (may as well check gap while they are out) and try again.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:25 AM

I'd second you having gotten a wet dizzy. If it ran for several minutes after, no matter how crappily, it pushed any water it inhaled into the cylinders out.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

I actually got a new cap and points a while back, I'm thinking I should just replace them now.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:33 PM

Well got the wrong cap and points for her. . . .

On a better note you were right, the dizzy got too wet.

Fired right up tonight, almost took this morning.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:42 AM

I'm not sure how well this works, having never experienced it before on one of my own cars, but when I was young my father always carried a spray can

of WD-40 in his cars. I remember him having to spray it into a dizzy that got wet, and this worked to clear out the moisture from the points and get the car

going again.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:57 AM

Water-Displacement formula 40 (WD-40)

 

that's exactly what it is designed to do. :)



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

Went to go to work in it today and it played dead as a door nail, absolutely nothing when I turned the key. I had just it running last night a couple of times turning off and on. Didn't have time to play with it, so i just took the Tahoe instead.

Turned the key when I got home, same thing. Turned the key one more time and I heard a click, real faint & the light bulb came on starter isn't getting a good contact some how, not the cable coming from the battery, I wiggled the little wire with the clip connecter on it. .bingo took right off. Must have been some water create just enough bad contact, ALL GOOD NOW :) :) :)

Edited by Dinky26, 26 June 2014 - 10:08 PM.






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