Carby stalls on petrol

Submitted: Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 14:26
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Hi all, just bought a 1989 GQ ST SWB D/Fuel Patrol, Which stalls on petrol. Have been told the carby might have dried up and needs to be reco'ed... Would like a simple affordable solution.
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Reply By: ROBERT - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:58

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:58
not sure on tour model but on mine i must travel at a speed of 60 plus before i can go from gas to petrol or switch the gas switch half way and let the car cut out why in park then start on petrol not sure if any help anyway good luck
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Reply By: JeremyS - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 16:04

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 16:04
Gday Robert, Thanks for the reply, I will try that, I was just apprehensive that I might have to have the carby reco'ed.. If that was the case, do you know if I can buy a good 2nd hander and just drop it in, or do they need to be tuned for gas?

Cheers, Jeremy
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:09

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:09
gday .
have done a few gq carbys at work(bendigo carby centre)one today actually.
the one today was dual fuel that the owner rarely used on petrol.
what usually happens is the seal around the accelarator pump dries up and shrinks and the jets gum up.
if your mechanical minded at all there not a hard carby to do.
if you do it your self just bye a reco kit usually about $50.
you will need a digi camera(take pics of where all the lincages ect go before you pull it apart)and you will need a compressor of some type to blow the jets out.
a carby kits comes with pictures of the carby but since the patrol type carby fits different cars all the linkages ect are different hence the pics.
if your interested in trying it your self i can give you the carby kit number.
a new carby is $2000 and a reco about $300.
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Follow Up By: JeremyS - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:43

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:43
That sounds like it might be a plan. Will check it out and see what happens.. Carby kit number would be great, if it's not too much trouble.. Your advice greatly appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Mrs Diamond - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:49

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:49
nothing better than a plan
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Follow Up By: JeremyS - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:49

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:49
Sorry, forgot to ask.. Is there a good rule of thumb when tightening gaskets etc? and how long would you expect the whole task to take for a fairly mechanically minded person...
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Follow Up By: Mrs Diamond - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 19:05

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 19:05
with the gaskets just tighten them firm but not tight then when you have run the car around the block just recheck.usually only the top ones that might come a little loose.i forgot to mention bye a can of carby/throttle body cleaner.also in the instructions pay attention to your float levels.the hole job from start to finish should be more than 3 hrs.some instructions mention about the mixture screw also read that.mixture screw is usually 2-3 turns out then slowly screw back in till car runs funny then back off one turn.after you have done the mixture screw set your idle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 19:10

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 19:10
$2000 bucks!? Who said petrols were cheaper to repair than diesels! LOL That's nissan for you I spose...
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 20:19

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 20:19
$2K is chicken feed compared to the 100 series turbo diesel - fuel pump is $10K and recondition approx half that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 20:36

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 20:36
A Plan? I love plans...especially good plans...
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Follow Up By: petza - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 21:18

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 21:18
hi all, i have been having trouble with the carby on my 92 maverick dual fuel as well, had it tuned three times in 2 months goes good for couble of days then runs dog on gas or petrol after it gets warm. put it in to carby shop last week and as usal went like a dream, but he said some one had played with a valve on the side that gives trouble so he blocked it off as they do with a rebuild. today same thing happened again , missing an playing up until i get up speed. perhaps i need a carby kit as well.
pete
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 13:45

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 13:45
Patrol22 ... I fell out of my chair when I read your post on the fuel pump price for the 100 series. $10K?!?! The sad thing about this is that I actually don't disbelieve you as in this industry it seem anything is possible.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:11

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:11
Yeah it's like everything, why do you think the latest fastest pentium 4 processor is 500% more expensive that the the ones that are 15% slower. Not because of higher manufactuer costs, because they can.
These companies know that there is a sucker born every minute and somone will pay that price.
When our nissan pintara blew it's computer it cost $1100 to fix in 1991, now you can buy one for $50 bucks from the wrecker and new they are hundred bucks or so new. The majority of people blowing a fuel pump in a 100 series would be people who have done huge k's in short amounts of time and the truck is out of warranty, namley compaines. They'll pay it or sell it and a dealer will pay it. When the average joe blows 100 series starts to do fuel pumps the price will have no doubt dropped substantially. And round and round the world goes....
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Reply By: JeremyS - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:09

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:09
Thnx for the advice Mrs Diamond..
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Reply By: paul2.8d - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:31

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:31
Just some advice from my own experience, try and run on petrol at least 1 day a week to keep all gaskets and seals lubricated. I didnt, then 1 day i was driving on gas (immaculate xc falcon) switched over to petrol because i hadnt ran on petrol for quite a while, about 5 minutes later at a busy intersection up she went in flames, could of cooked a whole lamb under the bonet, carby leaked like a siv...

Cheer's Paul....
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Follow Up By: JeremyS - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:37

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:37
Thanks Paul, I had heard that was good practice.. I like the analaogy about the lamb!!! Makin me hungry already... Cheers, Jez
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 12:35

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 12:35
the part number you need for a kit is nk577 fuel miser
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