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Re: Engine dying...update 2

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Subject: Re: Engine dying...update 2
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 13:10:58 -0700
1. you have HS6s on an MGB?

2. you didn't mention checking the needle valve to see if it was stuck open.
That would be the most obvious cause of the gas overflow problem.

on 5/26/03 11:37 AM, Phillip Erikson at wrote:

> The problem seems to come from the rear HS6 carb as I  saw gas coming out of
> the overflow tube (from the float chamber) as the car sputtered and started to
> die. So I plugged up the gas line and let the gas in the float chambers run
> out. I then removed the float chamber lid of the rearmost carb along with the
> float assembly. I cleaned out the bowl and checked for proper gap between
> float lever and the rim of the float-chamber lid. Everything looked OK. I then
> reassembled the carb and tested it around the block. Everything was fine for
> about a mile and then it died. When I restarted the engine it ran rough and I
> could smell gas. I hi-tailed it home and shut it off. This time there was a
> lot of raw gas sprayed all over the inner fender well, in addition to that out
> of the overflow tube. Any ideas what it could be?? I certainly can't drive it
> any distance like this -- too dangerous!
> Phil Erikson
> 1966 MGB


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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