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Re: MGA rough starting

To: dave houser <>,
Subject: Re: MGA rough starting
From: David Deutsch <>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 17:13:57 -0400
Go towards the spark plugs first. When the car is running rough shut it down
and pull the plugs looking for a wet/fouled one. If you find one clean it up
and regap or replace. If that doesn't work get back to us and I'll direct
your attention to the next possible area. That would have to wait till I
sign back on after returning from North American MGB Register's Annual
General Meeting.
Safety Fast,
David Deutsch
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From: dave houser <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2002 1:57 PM
Subject: MGA rough starting

Time I resolved this annoying problem. Goes like this. After many days
of rest, MGA cranks and starts with full choke. However, once it starts,
it sounds like it running on three cylinders, then as it continues to
run, it smoothes out, all cylinders firing, then another period of 3
cylinders until it smoothes out and problem disappears. For the rest of
the day, no more problems. Then after a period of inactivity(days or
weeks), it does the same thing again. This hasn't affected the car's
performance when on the road at all. Methinks carbs, something sticking
or dirty? What think?
Dave Houser

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