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just bought my first 2b, the car has not done many miles in the last year, i have took it out for a few short runs and the car when warm cuts out, before it does so it backfires a couple of times then just dies as though it not firing, if i try and restart the car it just turns over but doesnt fire, but then if i leave and have a twiddle with wires it restarts but will run for a while and then cut off again, i thought it could be old fuel but there is fresh fuel in there now, could the filter be blocked? silly question but where is it located or does it vary, why would the car backfire? could it be the leads, the spark plugs look new?

I was going to check all connections to the dizzy/ coil etc this weekend

 

any help on this issue would be grateful as i dont feel confident in going more than around the block in the car at the moment

 

steve

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Hi all

just bought my first 2b, the car has not done many miles in the last year, i have took it out for a few short runs and the car when warm cuts out, before it does so it backfires a couple of times then just dies as though it not firing, if i try and restart the car it just turns over but doesnt fire, but then if i leave and have a twiddle with wires it restarts but will run for a while and then cut off again, i thought it could be old fuel but there is fresh fuel in there now, could the filter be blocked? silly question but where is it located or does it vary, why would the car backfire? could it be the leads, the spark plugs look new?

I was going to check all connections to the dizzy/ coil etc this weekend

 

any help on this issue would be grateful as i dont feel confident in going more than around the block in the car at the moment

 

steve

 

 

sounds like fuel starvation, another member found rubbish in the tank blocking the pick up pipe, it will back fire as the fuel restricts it causes the car to run lean which allows the car to backfire.

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Thanks for that, do I need to take the tank out to clean it out/ check for debris or just syphon it and check the fuel condition?

 

Steve

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Steve, I'm only just down the road from you in Hazel Grove, I'm working nights tonight and tomorrow finishing Tuesday morning, I can come along and have a look at things with you if it's any help.

 

Steve

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That would be great steve, anytime you are free would be good, it would be good for someone who knows them to giv it a once over and point me in the right direction

 

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Steve

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