Question about 1988 Daihatsu Charade
What is the proper gas-air mixture? I find it hard tuning my car. Do I need to overhaul my carburetor?
If we are talking the three cylinder CB23 engine the mixture screw is hard to get to and has an anti tamper shroud to stop prying fingers.
The Aisan carby is pretty reliable and problems with them on these engines is usually due to improper vacuum hose connections, or improperly adjusted idle, fast idle and deceleration screws.
A/F ratio is around the standard 14.7, but being a carby you will not get consistent mixtures because the jets sizes are fixed . On an EFI engine you can control the fuel flow, but not so with jets.
If you do decide to give your carby a birthday make sure you only buy the Daihatsu genuine, because the after market units have issues with quality. The minor rebuild kit part No 0421287704000 and the major overhaul kit with plunger, needles, gaskets, clips, etc is part No 0421187729000.
If it was me I'd be concentrating on the hoses, the PCV valve, contact points in the dizzy and better spark plugs first. If you want much better idling and a bit better pull get an electronic dizzy and coil from a G200 series Charade.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 09, 2015 | Nissan Cars & Trucks
Oct 04, 2008 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks
Feb 02, 2015 | 1986 Toyota Cressida
Jun 25, 2014 | 1971 Ford Cortina 1300
May 20, 2014 | Pontiac Sunbird Cars & Trucks
Dec 09, 2013 | 1980 Peugeot 305
Dec 15, 2012 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade
Feb 19, 2011 | 1989 Daihatsu Charade
Dec 29, 2010 | 1988 Daihatsu Charade
Oct 05, 2010 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade
1,997 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: