- 1 Should choke be open or closed when starting?
- 2 How do you adjust a running rich carburetor?
- 3 What causes a carburetor to bog?
- 4 How do you adjust the air screws on a carburetor?
- 5 How do you adjust a carburetor on an outboard motor?
- 6 What does the choke pull off do?
- 7 How do I know if my electric choke is working?
Should choke be open or closed when starting?
When doing a cold start, the choke should be closed to limit the amount of air going in. This increases the amount of fuel in the cylinder and helps to keep the engine running, while it is trying to warm up. If you are having trouble getting the car started in the morning, inspect the choke on your engine.
How do you adjust a running rich carburetor?
Regardless of whether or not the engine is running too rich or too lean, bring it down to a very lean mixture by turning both screws a quarter-turn at a time, counter-clockwise, then slowly bringing them back up to an equal and smooth mixture.
What causes a carburetor to bog?
The “Bog” simply means the engine is not receiving enough fuel when you go to wide open throttle. While there are other issues that may cause similar reactions within the carburetor, often the problem can be traced back to the accelerator pump system. Incorrect adjustment is the typical culprit.
How do you adjust the air screws on a carburetor?
Turn the screw counterclockwise and clockwise 1/2 a turn from the middle position and listen to the sound of the idle. Set the screw in the position where the engine’s idle sounds most even and smooth to balance the fuel mixture.
How do you adjust a carburetor on an outboard motor?
The idle adjustment is on the underside of an outboard carburetor. Use a small adjustable wrench or screwdriver and rotate the idle adjustment 1/4 turn clockwise until the engine idle slows. Rotate the valve counterclockwise in 1/8-turn increments until the engine idles smoothly.
What does the choke pull off do?
Pull-off or break: The pull-off is manifold vacuum-operated and is designed to open the choke plate slightly after the engine starts, to decrease the signal at the booster. It pulls the choke plate open against spring tension. Upon cooling, the spring contracts back into a tighter coil.
How do I know if my electric choke is working?
Check from red plug to ground to be sure you have power first. Your photo shows the choke in it’s cold or closed position. When you work the throttle the fast idle cam (other side of the carb) should rotate into the fast idle position. Turn the ignition on and wait a minute..now work the throttle again.