a smoke screen like....

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Re: a smoke screen like....

Postby melanddoug » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:35 pm

that would definitely warrant a visit to the doctor.

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Re: a smoke screen like....

Postby Neil MG » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:37 am

Do you have a breather control valve? If so a split diaphragm will produce impressive smoke screens. Ask me how I know.... :roll:
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Re: a smoke screen like....

Postby melanddoug » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:24 am

Neil MG wrote:Do you have a breather control valve? If so a split diaphragm will produce impressive smoke screens. Ask me how I know.... :roll:
Hi Neil,
Er - I've never heard of one of those .. where would I find one on the car? Presumably in the pipe from the carburettor area to the engine head cover ?

Doug

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Re: a smoke screen like....

Postby Neil MG » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:22 pm

Not sure it was ever fitted on a minor, but standard on early 1275 Midget engines. If it's not obvious (like a mushroom sitting on the top of the inlet manifold) you don't have one!

Shame, as it's an easy fix for huge smoke screens! My 1969 Midget had that problem back in the 1980's
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Re: a smoke screen like....

Postby melanddoug » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:05 pm

Huh.
Must be the rings or valve guides on mine then.

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Re: a smoke screen like....

Postby chickenjohn » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:19 pm

I have to agree with those who say "worn engine".

If it has recently been re-build, I would question the effectiveness of the re-build.
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