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 Post subject: Cause For Concern?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:24 am 
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This is a pic of the base of the intake assembly that sits on top of the carb... the red arrows in the pic indicate where deposits of gas (i smelled the substance to be sure) can be seen...

Should i be concerned... i beleive it's said that if gas can be seen on the outer face of the carb then it requires servicing/ overhaul...

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 Post subject: Re: Cause For Concern?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:43 am 
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Check the driver's side of the carb.
There's a sight glass which shows the fuel level.
If you can see a liquid/vapor division through the glass, then you probably are OK.
You guys are running electrical fuel pumps, and they put out more fuel pressure than our mechanical pumps.

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 Post subject: Re: Cause For Concern?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
Check the driver's side of the carb.
There's a sight glass which shows the fuel level.
If you can see a liquid/vapor division through the glass, then you probably are OK.
You guys are running electrical fuel pumps, and they put out more fuel pressure than our mechanical pumps.



I checked but i'm not sure i saw where u described...

would it make a diff if it's not a oem suzuki carb... (toyota 2E carb & mani coversion... bought it like that :( )

Anywho... i think i've located a possible problem... check the pic below

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I believe arrow 3 is pointing to the automatic choke device (someone plz confirm)

There is a shaft that connects to the device (shown in arrow 1) and it operates a butterfly like plate that moves to open and close like the actually butterfly in the carb (shown in arrow 2)...

the problem is... when i move the end shown in arrow 1... it has no spring action returning it to an original position.. it just turns in and out freely...

is this another cause for concern....

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 Post subject: Re: Cause For Concern?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:18 pm 
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The OEM carburetor has a problem sometimes with the electronic components.
Maybe the previous owner changed carbs to help with that problem.
You might want to wire the choke open all the way, as it never gets cold where you're at.

The air cleaner on the top might not be allowing the choke to open all the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Cause For Concern?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:39 pm 
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and that could definitely be part of an overfueling problem (choking the air supply) which could bleed out. My bike has a bad carb float or something and its pissing fuel out of the carb. Can you check your float level glass? There should be one..

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 Post subject: Re: Cause For Concern?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:46 pm 
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Well guys, i checked the choke assembly once again on sat and to be honest i found the spring action to be working... dont kno how the heck that happened. i'm still having the problem tho. I read that signs of faulty choke are either the engine runs poorly before warm up or after warm up & emissions of black smoke should be seen & after testing this, it would seem that the choke might not be the culprit.

But after reading more, i noticed the car has all the signs of a bad Carburetor Power Valve, which are mainly rough idle lowered MPG & low engine power among other things... this morning my wife floored it and i could feel the engine bogging down.

Anyone knows if this is a simple replacement?

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