Mitsubishi L300 Carby problems?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 11:24
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Hey folks. I'm hopin' somebody out there knows a bit more about motors than me and can give some useful advice...
I've got a 1984 L300 Express van. She's fairly rough & not really worth throwin' much money at.
Here's the problem: she always starts from cold on 1st or 2nd attempt, but once running will unpredictably stall at low revs. It rarely stalls when idling, but often stalls at junctions etc. Once stalled it generally takes at least an hour before she'll fire up again, which can cause problems at roundabouts & traffic lights!
There's always a strong smell of petrol when it stalls, which makes me think its flooding.
Anybody got any ideas?
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:03

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:03
Your probably right you got a worn needle and seat! and will need to take the top of the carby to replace or clean the parts. Also might need to re adjust the float level.
Probably need some gasketts as well take you an hour to do it's pretty easy job.

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Reply By: Eric Experience - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:34

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:34
Flooding is the first thing to check, another thing can be the electronics in the distributor , the hall effect device can spit it when hot. Where are you located because I have had 3 of these vans and have a few parts. Eric.
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Reply By: robertbruce - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:10

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:10
i had a similar problem - ended up being a stretched ignition wire...
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Reply By: Member -Chops - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:17

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:17
Try the vaccuum hoses that operate the auto choke mate. Sounds like the choke is stuck on with the resultant flooding and petrol smell.
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