Problems with my dodge raider 87, carburator not working well
Consuming to much fuel and lacks strength to go up hills. the original carburator was changed, the gas cable is sticking. really need help I love my car. Would like a manual to check what is wrong. one guy says that the new carburator is not straight or properly aline. What should be the correct mileage per liter?
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If your Dodge is a Ram and is consuming oil it could be a plenum gasket. They are known to go bad and cause oil consumption along with knocking sounds and lack of power when on throttle hard, towing or going up hills. This is due to vacuum leaks caused by the bad gasket. I think it runs about $300 to $500 to have dealer fix.
Fuel pressure from the fuel pump needs to be checked,it needs to be 4 to 7 pounds psi,also check the fuel filter,and the carburetor.Has the engine been tuned up,new plugs and plug wires ,and cap,and rotor?Check the vacuum advance ,or spark advance if it has this option.
I would change the fuel filter anyway. Fuel filter problem manifest under a load usually. It is easy to do and cheap. This will eliminate one possible cause for your lack of power. Another reason may be your timing. If it pings going up hill also, you can ****** the timing a couple of degrees and/or try some fuel additive or higher octane gas or octane booster.
If you know where the fuel line comes into the carburator, disconnect it and try to crank to see if there is fuel coming out, could be the fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator or even the fuel pump itself, check the filter first. Good Luck.
My 88 raider did the same thing. As long as I had my foot on the gas pedal it would run but if I lifted off the gas it would die. It ended up being a vacuum line. I can't remember which one (possibly the AAP) but not sure. I did replace the AAP diaphragm and all of my vacuum lines.