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Journeys : Jun Jul 2012
Life on the move Jules’ Gems Regular motoring tips from RACT patrolman Julian McGarry How to start a carburettor- equipped engine B efore the advent of modern electronic fuel injection systems, carburettors were the dominant method used to meter fuel on inter nal combustion engines. These cars will have either an automatic or manual choke, requiring slightly different starting methods. • Motor vehicles with an automatic choke If starting the engine when cold, depress the accelerator pedal twice to the floor to engage the choke and put a ‘squirt’ of petrol into the intake manifold. This should be followed by depressing the accelerator pedal halfway to the floor and then cranking the engine until it starts. If star ting the engine when it is already hot, depress the accelerator pedal halfway or less and crank the engine until it starts. • Motor vehicles with a manual choke If starting the engine when cold, pull the choke three quarters to fully out and depress the accelerator pedal tw ice all the way to the floor. Then depress the accelerator pedal again halfway or less, and crank the engine until it starts. If starting the engine when hot, DO NOT activate the choke but depress the accelerator pedal halfway or less and crank the engine until it starts. If the engine fails to start after several attempts, it may be flooded – that means there is too much fuel in the combustion chambers. If so, push the choke fully in and hold the accelerator pedal fully down while cranking the engine until it starts. DO NOT pump the accelerator! The engine may take some time before it starts. Flooding can easily occur, so it is important to be aware that each time you depress the accelerator, it pumps more fuel into the engine, contributing to the flooded state. June / July 2012 35 We’ve got great car loans for RACT members. Call 13 27 22 www.ract.com.au 6704 ^ RACV Finance is subject to RACV lending criteria. Conditions, fees and charges apply. R.A .C.V. Finance Limited ABN 82 004 292 291 Australian Credit Licence No. 391488. 6704_Mat esRat es_MNJ. pdf Page 1 8/ 11/ 11, 10: 28 AM autoSEARCH A free service to help you find your next car Finding the perfect new or used car has never been easier for RACT members! autoSEARCH will find the type of vehicle you require, arrange for a discounted RACT inspection, negotiate a special members’ purchase price, find a great price on your trade-in and provide a manufacturer or dealers’ warranty on most vehicles and even arrange finance for approved applicants. This independent service is free for RACT members. Statewide 0418 123 060 Hobart 6231 9992 Launceston 6334 3965 6619
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