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by Thrasher07
23 May 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Just to be double-sure, whereabouts does the valve go when putting the breathers back on? Noticed the car is a bit sluggish and lumpy on acceleration, I guess this could be down to needing more carb-fiddling? :roll:
by Thrasher07
18 May 2016 05:44 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Thanks for the advice guys. The breather hoses were all loose, so I have ordered new ones.
by Thrasher07
13 May 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Pleased to say, with the help of Mac's advice and rebuild guide, we had the carb off for the umpteenth time, put it back on and twiddled and it's running the best it ever has in my ownership... for the minute! Will definitely get my other carb machined and set up as a spare. :) And thanks to Mac for...
by Thrasher07
13 May 2016 07:42 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Thank you for the link! Bolts all went in fine and were greased. The water pump was new last year and I can recheck. The only other thing I know happened was that my partner decided to blank off the breather that comes off of the carb base because the hoses were all loose, could this be having an ef...
by Thrasher07
12 May 2016 08:59 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Done that and still doing it :( Checking and changing a jet now, as it seems very wet.
by Thrasher07
12 May 2016 08:31 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Really appreciate the reply! The head gasket and thermostat was done at the same time. I believe I had the air leak problem with my previous carb set up, and this over fuelling problem has only occurred since the rebuild. Rebuild kit was from Classic. We are, right this moment, refitting the carb to...
by Thrasher07
12 May 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Yep, new float.

Has anyone got a copy of the rebuild guide by Mac? I just clicked the link in the resources forum and it's no longer available.
by Thrasher07
12 May 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Fuel is coming out through the venturi. Will take it apart again tonight and check the float height again. I will find that guide too! That'd be a great help! Cheers for advice.
by Thrasher07
12 May 2016 06:18 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Re: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Yeah, you're right :(

As for the hot engine, I'm hoping it's because of the high idle/amount of fuel. It used to sit happily around the halfway point on the dial, and now it creeps up towards hot and struggles to cool back down.
by Thrasher07
11 May 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed
Replies: 26
Views: 13081

Disheartened after work on carb/HG, advice needed

Over the last week, I've done a head gasket change, new thermostat and a carb rebuild on my 1989 1.7. Today, me and my partner finally put everything back together, and took the car for a run. All seemed ok to start with, and then idling issues and misfires started, so bad that my car died! We are h...
by Thrasher07
18 Feb 2016 01:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: Wheel wanted!
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Wheel wanted!

Because I'm a pleb and do things such as bidding on auctions with only 3 wheels, I'm now after one of these! Can anyone point me in the direction of one? :mrgreen:
by Thrasher07
12 Jan 2016 07:38 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: My 1.7 that I waited so long for!
Replies: 11
Views: 4556

Re: My 1.7 that I waited so long for!

Lol, still checking out what's available :)
by Thrasher07
12 Jan 2016 07:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Can anyone tell me...?
Replies: 18
Views: 4751

Re: Can anyone tell me...?

Thanks! This thread is a goldmine!

It appears that everything is back as it should! I did give the connector a bit of a clean out too. :)
by Thrasher07
08 Jan 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Can anyone tell me...?
Replies: 18
Views: 4751

Re: Can anyone tell me...?

That picture is amazing to see! Thanks! This group is the best! :D I'm really hoping the problem lies inside the fusebox, and I'm fitting it today, so we will see what happens!