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Loss of power

After driven 10klm,s +/- in the cold morning my car starts to lose power
and misses this will last for the last 10 k,s.
In the after noon (1700hr,s) I don,t have any any problems.Have changed
the thermo stat,old one nacked .Found one linkage on the vacuum
operated dash pot(?) not connected put it back to where assumed it
went still no joy in the morning.
Can you give me any ideas what to look for next.Thank You.
Lui R.

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  • LUIRE57 Jul 22, 2008

    Sorry I din't mention it has a carby , sorry.



  • LUIRE57 Jul 22, 2008

    Have changed air filter,plug's have done 3000 k's ,fuel filter o.k.time o.k.,start's first go

    run's like a clock apart from this cold morning problem.



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That is a problem with the computer, electronic fuel injection has a termic sensor and determine injection. You should have it checket at the garage.

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    Ginko Jul 22, 2008

    Start replacing the air filter, a dirty air filter can make this kind of problems worse.
    Generally it sounds like an electronic injection fault. (the ECU (computer unit) controlling the injector is not working in the right way.
    At a good garage they can check the ECU connecting it to a dedicated machine, that controls fuel flow at same time, and see if there is an error in return.
    Take it to a good mechanic.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 22, 2008

    Well if it has a carb that is normal, first replace air filter. Dirty air filter can cause more troubles in carb engines.
    Then you only need to setup the carburetor using the screws at the base of the carb.
    This is a delicate job and must be done by a mechanic, or you risk to get from bad to worse.
    Check also for hot air conducts going into air filter or carb, if one of them is out of place or holed, carb won't go properly.
    Also ensure car is not going on 3 cylinders only, replace spark plugs just in case.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 22, 2008

    Then you have to set up carburation, if your car has automatic chocke, probably that is not working fine, and when it is cold in the morning car wont start because the mix air/fuel does not have enough air.



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