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  1. Mitch

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    it's been sitting for like 4 months....tried just about anything,

    anyone know any likke tips for older carb'd engines, it's an 86 2.8 carb. engine, Chev.

    thanks for the input



    billy bob, no jokes......
     
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    pour a bit of gas in the carborator
     
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    You check to make sure you're getting spark? Wires/plugs etc new or old?
     
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    I guess its at least rolling over right?

    If it is rolling over, check for fuel, spark (of course). Since its carbed, there is a chance that the carb could be gummed slightly.

    Try just a bit of gas down the carb like Q said, and a little tip.

    Don't laugh, but before we start any of dads old cars up, we pour about of cup of auto tranny fluid down the carbs. They smoke for the first five minutes, but it helps to eat up deposits, and moisture that might have built up inside of the motor over the winter.
     
  5. Mitch

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    got spark, did the gas thing, i'm not sure whats going on...

    think there might be plugged up in gas line, or carb is gummed up, gonna take it off there and see whats up

    thanks guys
     
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    A lot of times if you don't add a fuel stabilizer to gas and run it through, the gas will begin to seperate itself, and then it turns into varnish. This can cause floats to stick, and jets to plug up.
     
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    did that
     
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    Is the carb squirted gas down through the intake manifold? Are the jets in such a spot that you can see them if they are squirting or not? I don't know what else could be wrong. . . . if its carbed, its pretty simple, fuel and spark and that should be about it.
     
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    thats what iu'm thinking, anyways, i'm gonna go get drunk, i'll figure it out tommroow
     
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    little shot of quick start to the breather, and she fired right up
     
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    "fer fucks sakes! where's my engine spray?!"

    haha.
     
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    fucking rights, it works awesome now too
     

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