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What is the electronic (wire) connection on my MK2 Escort 1600 sport carburettor for

There is no choke fitted. There is a wire connected to one side of the carburettor. Will start eventually but takes so long when cold it is burning out solenoid

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Sounds like your carb needs to have the jets adjusted. 2 ways around the problem: 1. Spray starter fluid in the top of the carb before starting. or 2. Pump the gas pedal about 8 times before trying to start.

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