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Why would your carburetor keep getting blocked?


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2010-11-15 15:12:44
2010-11-15 15:12:44

Is it possible you're getting carburetor icing? This is common in cooler, humid weather after maybe five or ten minutes. The power falls off, runs rough and chuggy, slowly chokes up, requires 15 minutes to thaw barrels out again. Just a possibility. Could be preheat hose or vacuum line/switch. Replacing the preheat hose is a cheap and easy fix.

Dirt and debris in the fuel tank, common on older vehicles that have had fuel system cleaner dumped in the tank. All the dirt gets broke loose and heads to the engine.

It could be that you need to replace the gas lines because cracks in the gas lines can allow water to get in. This causes the jets in the carb to gum up when it sits in the lines.

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