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Intermittent Rough Idling

21 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

Hi all


Been having a problem with my Escort where it suddenly refuses to idle smoothly. Revs drop down to a few hundred and keep fluctuating slightly rather than being stable. Pulling the choke out a little bit raises the RPM enough to prevent the engine from stalling, but doesn't stop the fluctuations. Before, this problem could be solved by revving the car quite a lot until it clears up. This doesn't seem to work anymore and the problem stays for longer, sometimes going away after a while on its own.


There don't seem to be any common conditions where this occurs, does anyone know what could be causing it? Carburettor related? Ignition? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



25 Today

22 June 2015 - 10:56 PM

Hi All


Just wanted to share that my Escort is 25 years old today B)



What Do You Guys Think?

18 May 2015 - 03:14 PM

Made in GIMP because I'm too cheap for Photoshop :D


Exhaust Smells Of Petrol - Running Rich?

23 April 2015 - 11:30 AM

Hi all,


Started to notice that the exhaust fumes of my car smell strongly of unburnt petrol. This still occurs when the engine is up to running temp and the choke is not being used. Is this simply because the car does not have a catalytic converter? Are there any other symptoms of a rich mixture? Also, regarding mixture adjustment, the Haynes manual mentions some kind of tamper-proof seal on the carburettor; does anyone have any info on how to deal with that? I believe it is a Weber 2V TLDM carburettor.


Much appreciated

Eclipse Pictures

20 March 2015 - 10:07 AM

Hey guys, just wondering if any of you got any decent photos of the eclipse today?


Here are mine:


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;) Just kidding here's a real one that's not very good:
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