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Poor Starter - Weber Auto Choke Problem?


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I have always had a bit of a problem starting my Robin Hood S7, but normally if its with in 7 to 10 days it will start eventually (turns over for ages before firing up), I have a original Ford/Weber 2V post 1985 carburettor (2.0 litre) with automatic choke could this be the problem? If I start the car after 1 or 2 days it only needs half a turn and its going. I live in Dorset and have looked around for a Weber specialist to discuss this with, but have had no luck. I am sure I have read the Weber auto chokes can be a big problem? Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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If you have a mechanical fuel pump fitted, that could be the problem. The fuel in the carbs will evaporate over a few days. It then takes the pump a while to resupply them. If you fit an electric pump this problem should be solved. If you already have an electric pump, then carry on with the head scratching!

 

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Do you have any easy start/ brake cleaner etc. Leave car a few days spray into carb if car starts instantly even for 2 secs then an electronic pump req to solve 

choke don’t care if car left for 2 weeks or 2 months. But it sounds like fuel starvation 

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If I use Easy Start it will start straight away and keep going, surly if it was fuel starvation it would cut out again almost instantly after firing up? I am almost sure its a mechanical fuel pump, but I will check.

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