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83 BRAT GL POssible Carb Issue


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#1 ledhedsymbols

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 08:39 PM

Here's what I hope will be a relatively straight forward question... I recently purchased an 83 BRAT for a daily driver, and as a more utilitarian vehicle than my "toy" car. I haven't dealt with carbs much, so I have a couple of small concerns. Since I purchased it, the BRAT has died unless I keep the RPMs up. I expect that sort of problem in the morning when I first start it, and I thought it would change after the weather warmed up a little. It hasn't... I tried adjusting the idle, and npw it just idles higher when it is working correctly, otherwise the RPMs fall until the engine dies. It isn't usually a big problem, but in traffic it can be awfully inconvenient. Does anyone have any suggestions about what I could try to correct this problem?


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Posted 20 May 2004 - 08:46 PM

You should first check for vacuum leaks. Spray around with carb cleaner and see if you can find any. If that checks out, then I'm afraid it's time for a carb rebuild. The Hitachi's can be tempermental unless carefully rebuilt. Once properly rebuilt, they usually go a long time before needing anything else. You can also swap over to a Weber 32/36 DGV. Do a search on the board for more info on that, as it has been covered more times than I care to count.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:43 PM

Thnx... I'll try what you have suggested. I appreciate the tip.


Micah :grin:




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