Just bought a 1988 XR3i and while it looks lovely, it runs like a bag of you know what! Upon examination, I found the distributor diaphragm has a black rubber hose leading out of it, but the other end (of the hose) isnt connected to anything. Is this normal? Should it lead anywhere?
On another issue, I started it one morning, and it seemed ok, but after getting petrol about 25 miles away, it wouldnt start (it wouldnt even turn over properly) I had put a new battery in the day before.
It started ok with a bump start and ran fine (ie lumpy, but thats normal at the moment!) after that.
I live in the Woking area (Surrey UK) and if there is an XR3i mechanic/enthusiast/boffin that would be able to come over and check it out and tell me whats wrong with it, I will gladly pay them for their time!
Thanks in advance for any help!
xristy007 (A non mechanic newbie!)