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Date registered: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, MA, USA
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Help with stalling 280
Well, with a little jiggling and finnagling, the car started! I think it is having fuel delivery problems. We squirted some carb cleaner into the carb and shook it up a bit, primed the engine to build up pressure and it fired up. Idle was rough at first but it held idle for about 20 minutes and then died out again. We added a gallon of gas and tried to get it started again, but without any luck (good thing it was already on the trailer!). It would run on the carb cleaner, but as soon as I stopped spraying it in, it would stall again. and this time, no gasoline smell. I suspect the fuel pump is broken or maybe the fuel filter is clogged and needs to be replaced.
Is the fuel filter commonly called the "fuel screen" on these cars? Seems like an inexpensive possible fix.
Any good web sites on the operation of these Solex carbs? The "instructions" with the repair kit were, um, not very detailed...