*If* you have an SU pump - one that clicks until the system is up to
pressure then only clicks occasionally as fuel is used - then it is easy to
tell whether you are out of fuel or not. When you are (out of fuel) the
pump chatters constantly instead of occasionally. For some aftermarket
pumps that make a noise all the time this method will not work.
For the choke you have to learn what is best for your car. For SUs you
start with all feet off the pedals, maximum choke, crank it, then
immediately reduce the choke to the minimum level it will run with,
gradually reducing it still further as it warms up.
A Weber has an accellerator pump so pumping the pedal may enrichen enough
for starting but may also flood it. I have used the same approach on these
as for SUs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Thompson" <email@example.com>
To: "Barney Gaylord" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Mike Janacek" <email@example.com>; "MonteMorris" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 2:54 PM
Subject: Choke Operation. Was Re: MGA rough starting
> So, please, help an ignorant brother out, how the heck am I supposed to
> work the choke?
> Oh, and I'm now fairly confident that the reason it wont run is that it
> be out of gas :) a non functioning gas gauge makes it hard to be sure.
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