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by kevtherev
18 Oct 2020, 16:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke issue
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Automatic choke issue

The choke is opened and closed with a bimetalic spring inside the choke housing.

The choke is adjustable once set up as per the haynes.

To see if the choke is connected to the spring or if the spring has broken the housing must be removed
by kevtherev
03 Sep 2020, 14:25
Forum: Campers
Topic: Semi traction wet lead acid batteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Semi traction wet lead acid batteries?

I use my van all year round without hook up. It's my hotel room. After many years of trial and error I have finally settled on the perfect combination. I had a Webasto HL32 petrol heater that I liked on in the evening and all night. It drew 2.6A starting, while fast heating at 3.2kw, then when desir...
by kevtherev
25 Aug 2020, 07:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Aircooled knocking.. Now top end Rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 3600

Re: Aircooled knocking.. Now top end Rebuild

Awesome work
Well done.
by kevtherev
24 Aug 2020, 13:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heat observation
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Heat observation

Assuming it's Blos, a simple test would be to just richen it up by a quarter turn of the outer ring and retest up the motorway. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk No blos. It's just the old OMVL open loop with two powervalves. I ran it up to 3000 rpm and turned in the big screw on the vapour...
by kevtherev
24 Aug 2020, 00:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heat observation
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Heat observation

Yeah I thought so too.
So I got it checked on a gas analyser and it read .95 on the Lambda reading at idle.
Which seems pretty much ok.
Timing at 10 deg btw.

Very odd.
I thought there may be another reason.
by kevtherev
22 Aug 2020, 07:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heat observation
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Heat observation

During my hot trip in France, and on a long flat part, it was observed that the engine running temperature increased slightly on LPG. At 70 mph the temp indicated "12.00" on the guage or the needle covering the led. I had noticed this before, so as the road was long and flat I switched to petrol. Th...
by kevtherev
11 Jul 2020, 17:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Benefits of a front spoiler
Replies: 29
Views: 3516

Re: Benefits of a front spoiler

Aesthetically pleasing
by kevtherev
10 Jul 2020, 20:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Auto choke adjustment
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Auto choke adjustment

It's attatched to the side of the carburettor by three screws.
It has coolant pipes and a switched live feed wire attached to it
by kevtherev
04 Jul 2020, 13:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stalling after throttle release
Replies: 50
Views: 5238

Re: Stalling after throttle release

Dear me, such dedicated investigation and still no result. All I can add from experience is an air leak is a bugger to find. It certainly reads like one. Or certainly a weak mixture, which has been checked I assume. I haven't seen the brake booster and distibutor mentioned as they also run on vacuum...
by kevtherev
04 Jul 2020, 13:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Points and Condenser help
Replies: 20
Views: 2115

Re: Points and Condenser help

flz2020 wrote: 04 Jul 2020, 09:29 I was under the impression it was 0.4mm but Ill wait to see what others suggest also.
Well as the T25 wasn't fitted with points there's no specification as such.
If its running well then leave the gap as it is.
by kevtherev
28 Jun 2020, 10:47
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Idle probs
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Idle probs

by kevtherev
28 Jun 2020, 10:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Idle probs
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Idle probs

The fast idle mechanism and the choke are adjustable. If the carburettor has been separated from the autochoke and not returned to the same position then it will need to be reajusted. The Autochoke housing has three screws. Once undone the choke duration can be increased or decreased. (Clockwise dec...
by kevtherev
28 Jun 2020, 10:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Idle probs
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Idle probs

The cable should be free to move with no resistance. If the accelerator cable is sticking or not free, and with further investigation it is found that the pedal mechanism moves freely but the cable is not, then it should be renewed, not oiled or re routed, but renewed. The carburettor cable linkage ...
by kevtherev
28 Jun 2020, 10:14
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Idle probs
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Idle probs

The choke is operated by a bi-metalic spring. As this spring heats up from the engine coolant and electric heater, it unwinds and a shaft it is attached to opens the choke. (Takes a 6-8 mins from fully shut) To facilitate an easy cold start the shaft includes a fast idle mechanism. This and the chok...