No power sometime, but ticks over just fine

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Eric990j
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No power sometime, but ticks over just fine

Postby Eric990j » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:05 am

Hi all,

My Minor 1098 1968 model is playing up. She starts perfectly, revs fine with power pulling out of the garage, but if I leave it ticking over for 5 minutes then jump in to drive away, it can’t rev and has no power at all, but it will still tick over. I thought fuel starvation with the hot weather were having but it ran fine the week before and then the week before that it did it again!

I left it ticking over and removed the float cover to see if there was no fuel, the bowl was 3/4 full and the needle and float seemed to work as it should, so fuel or electric?..

Any advice what to check next would be greatly appreciated.

Eric

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No power sometime, but ticks over just fine

Postby Eric990j » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:05 am

Hi all,

My Minor 1098 1968 model is playing up. She starts perfectly, revs fine with power pulling out of the garage, but if I leave it ticking over for 5 minutes then jump in to drive away, it can’t rev and has no power at all, but it will still tick over. I thought fuel starvation with the hot weather were having but it ran fine the week before and then the week before that it did it again!

I left it ticking over and removed the float cover to see if there was no fuel, the bowl was 3/4 full and the needle and float seemed to work as it should, so fuel or electric?..

Any advice what to check next would be greatly appreciated.

Eric

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Re: No power sometime, but ticks over just fine

Postby dalebrignall » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:36 pm

how is the oil leval in the carb
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Re: No power sometime, but ticks over just fine

Postby Dean » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:26 pm

I had this problem with old fuel. old fuel glazes the plugs up, if you clean the plugs all is fine for about five minutes, then the power goes and it starts to run like a bag of nails. Clean the plugs again and all is fine.
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Re: No power sometime, but ticks over just fine

Postby Eric990j » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:02 pm

Hi, fuel was the problem I hope as all is well now. I took the carb off and found jelly type stuff in the bottom of the float bowl. A quick strip and clean with a carburettor cleaner and she is running superbly. Just need to try her in hot weather, just in case. Many thanks for your suggestions.


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