Fuel systems

17 guides & 181 illustrations

Checking fuel pipes

Pipe joints Flexible hose is usually secured by clips, but may be a push-on fit. Twist and pull ...

Cleaning fuel-pump filters

A blocked fuel-pump filter will cause the engine to cut out intermittently, particularly at high ...

Checking a mechanical fuel pump

Two-way valve On some SU pumps a single two-way valve on the diaphragm controls the flow. The pu...

How to overhaul a Stromberg carburettor

The Stromberg carburettor does not have a regular service schedule, but should be cleaned about ...

Removing a carburettor for cleaning

Lifting off the carburettor Unscrew the nuts holding the carburettor to the inlet manifold studs...

Checking and cleaning a GM Varajet carburettor

Stripping the body. Disconnect the linkage between the throttle and the choke by straightening t...

Checking and cleaning an SU carburettor

Remove the screws to take off the dashpot. Before lifting it off mark the dashpot and flange. Th...

Preparing for carburettor adjustment

Parts to check before tuning Inspect the choke and throttle cables and rods for free movement an...

Adjusting an SU carburettor

Hook a finger under the lifting pin to raise the piston. Unlike other types of carburettor, whic...

Adjusting a Stromberg carburettor

The Stromberg CD carburettor, like the SU (See Adjusting an SU carburettor), is a constant-depre...

Adjusting a fixed-jet carburettor

Typical fixed-jet carburettor The jets in this type of carburettor are not adjustable, so the ai...

Adjusting an emission-control carburettor

Anti-pollution laws in many countries now limit the volume of poisonous carbon monoxide gas (CO) ...

Checking and cleaning a fixed-jet carburettor

A typical fixed-jet carburettor This carburettor is typical of fixed-jet designs. The body is in...

Checking a Ford VV carburettor

Ford carburettor for small cars The carburettor combines the main features of the fixed-jet and ...

Checking and replacing a fuel sender unit

Sender unit Some sender units have a bayonet fitting with lugs in the flange. Petrol tank The ta...

Servicing a mechanical fuel pump

Many pump tops have one central screw. Remove the screws holding the top of the pump to the body...

Servicing the fuel supply system

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