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Calling All Carb Gurus
Posted 18 December 2003 - 04:01 PM
Previous owner didn't like the carb so he put one on from a 1600
It seems to bog down when given gas and just has no where near the pickup of my stock '86 Brat 1800 original carb
The question- Is the no power problem a function of the non standard carb or since it does smell very sulfury, could a fuel mixture adjustment take care of this (running too rich)?
I'll admit carb adjustment is not my specialty.
Thanks for anything you can offer.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 04:56 PM
Posted 18 December 2003 - 05:33 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 05:26 AM
I had a very similar problem: the carburetor was flooding, and nothing I did would change the situation (adjustment, no adjustment -- all the same). For a couple of months the car still ran (with 1/3 of normal power), and then died completely.
At that point I called my father-in-law, who used to be a Chrysler mechanic for 25 years. Not exactly a Subaru mechanic, but still a VERY GOOD mechanic. When he found out it was a Hitachi carb, he told me, that I should get a new one.
Well, I already bought the rebuild kit.
I tried to rebuild the carb TWICE. I had 3 of them to work with. After the first, as well as after the second retry, the car would start, but die immediately. If I kept her running by gassing up, she would run, but have almost no power.
Then I bought a rebuilt carb for about $250. No problems so far (after a year and a half).
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