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Carb genius sought, Dublin area

  • 28-03-2018 1:44am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Hi folks looking for recommendation on a mechanic in Dublin city or north county who's good with carburettors. Carina has begun stuttering under 2.5k revs after a long run, feels like a fuelling issue, possibly a blocked or dodgy pilot jet, but I'm only guessing. Thanks in advance.


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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,038 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    If you leave the choke out a small bit, does the stuttering go away?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Automatic choke, but it does seem to be worse after she heats up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,104 ✭✭✭ dieselbug


    What year is the Carina and what size engine please.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Hi db, she's a 1989 carina ii with a 1.6 petrol 4AF engine, thanks for looking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    McNamara's in Ballybough are carb specialists.
    Tell them Foxy sent you and you'll be looked after.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    That's exactly what i was looking for Foxy Titz, and only round the corner from me too!

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    That's exactly what i was looking for Foxy Titz, and only round the corner from me too!

    Thanks.

    That's great news, they always have some cool stuff in there being worked on too.

    The mechanic who looks like George Michael is a genius!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,104 ✭✭✭ dieselbug


    Let us know how you get on, I remember some of the Toyota's of that vintage were notorious for auto choke problems although it may turn out not to be a carburettor problem at all. There are many issues that can give the symptoms you describe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 198 ✭✭ MAYOMICK


    I remember back in the day when I had an 89 Carina and it had much the same problem.Also at night if you put down the foot it would stutter and a shot of flame would come out the back.A change of fuel filter sorted it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Thanks Mick. When i get home I'm gonna change the plugs and leads and swap out the rotor arm, and if that doesn't cure it I'm heading to Mcnamaras.


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