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Hey Everyone,
I am still trying to get my SIII running better. The main problem at the moment seems to be with the original zeneth stromberg carbie. It is the original 6 cyl engine, which I have rebuilt, in the vehicle. The problem is it seems to idle way to high. I have timed it, rebuilt the carbie, and adu=justed everything that can be adjusted on the carbie, but it doesn't seem to fix it. I can adjust it so it does idle ok, but if I turn it off and start it again it doesn't even nearly idle, so I have to adjust the idle speed up again.
Another thing that happens on a rehgular note is the engine choking itself. All of a sudden the engine chokes itself so much the landie cant move. To fix this all I have to do is take the intake elbow off the carbie and push the piston thing in the carbie up, (I think it jams down) and away we go again for a little while. The cold warning light remains on most the time when I am driving.
I have never had a carbie like this and don't really understand it :dunno: . Is there a better carbie I should put on her(maybe one that is a bit more economic).
Thanks for all the advice.
Dick
 

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I have no idea if this is related, but I have had carb problems this last couple of days and I just figured out what was wrong.

I ahve not owned my Series 3 long and the previous owner spent a lot of time on the engine and running gear but has bodged the body. Loads of squeeks and rattles. I spent Sunday tightening and putting the boddy straight. A quick trip out down a bumpy lane proved that most of the squeeks were sorted. On the way back I put my foot down a bit too much over a hump and took off!! Great fun but I noticed that the engine was idling really quick.

After much head scratching I found that the arm on the end of the throttle had twisted around giving the effect that the choke was pulled right out or I had my foot on the accelerator. A quick twist had it fixed in no time. If you have checked all of the adjustments of the fuel system and the ignition, then it may be something simple like this.

Did you let the engine warm up before setting everything up? Did you overhall the carb? your Jet could be warn. Have you checked all of the plugs and points and set the gaps properly?


Other than that, I have no other ideas.

Good luck though!!
 

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:drive: Thanks for that grooveshysta. I checked the throttlr arm it looked ok, definatley not twisted and then took the carbie apart again. It still didn;t work so I took it down to this carbie specialist. He reconned it was a mess inside. ( apparently I had a kit from a late model s3 instead of an early s3....bugger! :dunno: I wasn't aware there was a difference) but the main thing was that cylinder inside needed a good clean and honing out. I put it back on the yesterday it is now going as good as gold.
So now I back on the road with out the engine coughing and spluttering. :drive:
 
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