Initial Startup Steps

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  1. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Theres a pdf somewhere showing how to adjust the choke. Had to do that to mine in order for it to run right
     
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    Thanks I'll take a look. Probably something in one of the manuals I have too
     
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    Asian carbs are a bi..h to rebuild. The kit is cheap, but there’s so many small parts that need to go in “just right” or your just wasting time. I switched to a Weber 32/36 with electric choke. Bypassing the water choke all together. Very simple “plug&play”.
     
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    Ah okay. In that case I will probably forego the rebuild. I was planning on switching to a Weber next year anyway. As it is I only have about two months left to drive it before I have to put it away for the winter.

    I actually got it running and drove it around my neighborhood this past weekend. I soaked the carb Friday night and that freed up the choke and cleaned it out a bit. The only thing is it still wants to die while idling until it's warmed up. I ran out of time and didn't verify the timing, but that'll be my next step and then play around with the set screws on the carb.
     
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    Glad you are making progress
     
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    Got it running better over the weekend and drove it to work today. I was a gear off on the dizzy and the timing was about 10degrees advanced. Thing starts right up and idles and drives great. It occasionally diesels when I turn it off, though. From reading a bit about it, sounds like it could be the AAP or my idle being too high. Hard to tell just how high the idle is. Installing a tach is on the list. Either way, just happy to be driving it again after 14 months of it being broken.
     
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    Glad you figured it out
     

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