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Vapor lock

  • 28-07-2019 10:28pm
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    Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I have a BMW 2002,
    When she's hot she won't start.
    I haven't really investigated it tbh but a quick Google says it could be vapor lock.
    Basically petrol evaporating in the carb.
    Anythimg I can do to stop it happening? Or at least a workaroun, perhaps a way to prime it.
    I do use leaded additive.
    Thanks


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭ irshmerc


    Have a look here www.02forum.co.uk/ or here www.bmw2002faq.com, could be many things, filter, float sticking....


    Good luck


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ hi5


    You can get spacers to fit between the carb and the inlet manifold to absorb heat, see if there is one available for your carb?


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ brucky


    Start with the basics does your coil get very hot? Change your coil over it’s a two min job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    check where your petrol pipes run....maybe re-route them if near the exhaust or manifold


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