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Stalls whilst driving on flats and especially on hills

After the car warms up,i take it out on the road,its good for about ten minutes driving at around 20 kmph then it splutters and conks out,ive put a new carb kit though the problems still there,fuel filters are new too, any ideas ? my mind boggles,the car hes sat for 8 months through the winter though this problem is over a year old...thanks guys for any solving answers

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  • simonsaysget May 29, 2009

    thanks mate,yeah ill take a peek at the cap tomorrow,the car (eldorado) is a 76,the pump is engine driven so i dont think thats it, when its in park and i put the gas on its fine,but if i drive and gas it then thats when it konks out and splutters like an old goat,this is my first classic car so all this jazz is pretty new to me


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Try looking into your timing of the engine is it properly timed is you distributor good if you have passed out 160k in miles try replacing the distributor system and get the engine properly timed
if that doesnt work look at your fuel pump if it is electircal and it doesnt hum when the key is in the on pos... then replace that you should be ok from there make sure your oils and plugs are good and play close attention to you ignition plug wires good luck

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