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Re: Dieseling (AKA Running on)?

To: "Larry Macy" <>,
Subject: Re: Dieseling (AKA Running on)?
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 18:33:03 -0700
Larry...........what grade of gas are you using? If not premium, try a
tankful and see if that helps. Dieseling (and pinking) are, of course,
classic symptoms of the engine telling you it needs a higher octane.

British Sportscar Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Macy <>
To: MG List <>
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 5:29 PM
Subject: Dieseling (AKA Running on)?

>I have the Midget finally running in good form. However one thing puzzles
>me. After setting the timing, adjusting the Weber, replacing the coil,
>plugs, wires, etc, and finally running the valves, it runs like it is
>supposed to. Except for one thing. It diesels (runs on) after I shutoff
>the ignition. I always thought that was mostly a timing issue. Or a
>mixture adjustment. But I can not seem to get it to stop when I shut the
>key off.
>Any clues??
>Larry Macy
>78 Midget
>Keep your top down and your chin up.
>Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
>System Manager/Administrator
>Neuropsychiatry Section
>Department of Psychiatry
>University of Pennsylvania
>3400 Spruce St. - 10 Gates
>Philadelphia, PA 19104
> Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes; do not ask a
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