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donandrobin
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: 73 Westy Reply with quote

Hey folks

My 73 Westy is begging for a road trip, am just finishing a few things and maybe a trip down south.

However, when its running there is a lot of exhaust smell.. But doesn't blow any blue. If I put a white rag near the exhaust it gets covered with black specks pretty quick but can't really see anything otherwise. Could it be the choke not engaging properly? Simple fix?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi donandrobin,

Sorry to change the subject, but I think I bought your old Dune Buggy last year??? I got it from the daughter of a guy that died.Sad It was not in good shape and had sat uncovered in the weather for a looooonnnnggggg time. Progress is slow, but I'm pleased with what we've done so far. I can e-mail some "before" and "during" pics if you're interested. LMK.

John

Sorry Don Embarassed I sent this before I checked my PMs.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like maybe one or both of your chokes are staying on too long?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll check on that today. How long should the choke typically stay on for on a day like today? Sunny and 12 degrees. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of things on a bus make sense but the chokes aren't one of them. They are actuated by an electronic element that heats up when the ignition is switched to the run position (presumably during this time your engine is running). As the element heats up it opens the butterfly in the carb. Essentially this is a timed event that has nothing to do with the actual temperature of your engine or the outside air.

What you can do is remove the plastic air intake elbows and look down the carb with a mirror on a stick. Once you set your chokes by pressing the gas pedal on a cold engine you can look in and see the butterflies close. Then start your engine and over the course of a minute or two you can watch them slowly open as the elements warm up. If after a few mins they aren't open they are either out of adjustment or faulty.

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