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#1 xristy007

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

Hi all,

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.
Any suggestions?

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!

Cheers,

xristy007 (A non mechanic newbie!)

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:41 PM

i think you will find its the vacume advance pipe and should be connected to the inlet manifold

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:02 PM

Thanks mintalkin. Thats sorted and seems to run smoother!


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