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What Causes Carburetor Flooding

Posted by Mike on 1/14/2020 to Rochester B
What Causes Carburetor Flooding
There are several things that can cause flooding. I will address each.

The 1st thing most people want to do when their carb is flooding is change the float setting. Unless the float is hugely off, that isn't the problem. At least as far as the setting goes. Set your float to specifications and leave it there. Fudging the float setting is covering up the real problem.

Spark Control Valve

Posted by Mike on 12/22/2019 to Carburetor Tips
Spark Control Valve
What is the purpose of the spark control valve?

What is GDI Fuel Injection

Posted by Mike on 12/19/2019 to Fuel Injector
What is GDI Fuel Injection

Not too long ago, gasoline direct injection (GDI) was reserved for a few luxury and sports cars. However, over time this technology has become more affordable. Matter of fact, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE), Gasoline Direct Injection was the most widely adopted emerging technology in the car industry during 2018. Nowadays, that trend shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Why is that? What makes GDI so special?


Carburetor Hesitation Upon Acceleration

Posted by Mike on 12/1/2019 to AFB, Edelbrock, Weber Marine

Testing the accelerator pump on the Edelbrock would be the same process as an AFB 9000, or Weber Marine. This test is best done with the carburetor off of the car. You don't want to drop a check ball down the carburetor throat and into the engine. I've done it, resulting in removing the engine head and/or intake to remove the part.


Fuel Injector Upgrade - Are They Worth It?

Posted by Mike on 11/27/2019 to Fuel Injector
There is a lot of misinformation surrounding fuel injector upgrades. Changing fuel injectors is not a “plug-and-play” performance upgrade, such as installing a low restriction air filter. It's something that requires knowledge about how the fuel delivery system works.
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