Carburetor Rebuilder

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  1. tobytenblue

    tobytenblue Read Only Funster

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    Hello All,

    My van is still stubbornly immobile! Just can't solve it at all. My mechanic has tried all he knows and although the engine starts and runs on choke (when stationary) it cuts out under load. Any attempt to move off from stationary, the engine dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last resort then seems to be replacement or a complete overhaul of the carburetor, a Solex 34 BISA (?). My problem now is that I have been unable to locate anyone that can supply/rebuild carburetors.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction please. :cry::cry::cry::Rofl1:
     
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    The carb also seems to be fitted to the Peugeot range...504-604...renault talbot etc... so according to that you need to be at a breakers or vintage vehicle outlet of some kind...

    Check for any airleaks BTW if it works on choke but not when choke off then it sound like there is an airleak..
     
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    My advice would be change your mechanic. Any mechanic that cant rebuild a carburettor has no rights calling himself a mechanic.
     
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    Try http://www.lauriepettitt.co.uk/

    He does Solex BISA carburettor conversions for air cooled VW engines he may be able to help with repairs or exchange ??

    Worth a phone call :Smile:
     
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  6. acting_strange

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    Probably one of those new ones that if you cant plug a machine in then they cant work out the problem....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Ahh a fitter !!!.
     
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    Yeah but one of those thats not "Fit" to work on decent vehicles....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    That's bound to be right innit? If there was any substance to your comment there would be no such people as carburetor 'specialists', we could all do it! Either you don't know much about carburetors or your just being provocative. I, on the other hand, have used enough mechanics/garages in my time to be able to judge for myself whether my man is any good and i assure you, I have no doubts about his competence. Also, I know he won't rip me off or blind me with science.

    If you can't offer a positive comments, why bother to comment at all?


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    You ask for advice and when someone gives it you do not like it and say you know your mechanic is first class how can this be if you say he has no idea what is wrong with it
     
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    In modern garages mechanics don't exist they are called technicians,the fitters just replace components until the fault clears and charges worse that a rhino with toothache!
     
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    Sorry, please accept my apologies, I thought this was a friendly club. I didn't realise that there were so many 'experts' within it. The irony is though, all the 'expert advice' I've received so far hasn't helped. Seems that the only thing left then is to denigrate my mechanic who just happens to be a friend of mine.

    Thanks a bunch, I'll draw a line under this one. No further comments required.
     
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    "Specialists" are people that specialise in one thing because they are only capable of repairing one thing. On the other hand a mechanic is a mechanic because he can repair whatever another man built. Thats the view of a mechanic, not a specialist. I still stand by what I said regardless of your comments. If a "mechanic" cant rebuild a Solex carb he does not deserve to be called a mechanic. I hope this comment is positive enough for you.
     
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    Sorry, please accept my apologies, I thought this was a friendly club. I didn't realise that there were so many 'experts' within it.


    Why ask then, you have had plenty advice, what else did you want
     
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    now then boys calm down and take a chill pill:BigGrin: i thought we all sang from the same hym sheet.so come on play nice:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    http://www.locatrade.com/uk/Bournemouth/Carburettor/Burlen-Services

    I believe these people do mail order as well, but they are true masters of their craft and can rebuild just about any carburetor there is. not used them in several years though as all my vehicles have been fuel injected for quite some time :thumb:


    whilst I broadly agree with the comments re modern garages employing only technicians and fitters, there are still a few old mechanics left with oil in their veins. However many never did learn the finer points of carburetors and relied on specialist services, just like with gearboxes. they know the principles and could fit a service kit but dont have the specialists training or tools to rebuild it good as or better than new.
     
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    TheBig 1 has summed up my own view precisely about modern garages and their technicians/fitters. My man is a proper army trained mechanical engineer. He is an all rounder and he hasn't failed me yet. I'd rather do business with an honest professional rather than be conned by a board swopper. We will sort it eventually, I don't doubt. I now have a couple of leads to follow up on Monday morning (carb specialists) thank you for those. :thumb:
     
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  19. ChristineandJohn

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    Where do you live ?

    I do carburettor refurbishing including polish etc, as a retirement hobby.
    Usually SU's, for classic cars, but I don't mind taking yours on if it helps you out.

    Send me a pm if you want me to help

    John
     
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    And some of us on here have better than 30 years experience as motor engineers....you know people like me.....I never considered myself and expert because I never had all of the answers....I was still managing to find new problems to solve until the day I left the business...

    I once had an ex Military Motor Fitter on a trial when I was a sercise manager and although he was a nice lad he couldn't do the job for toffee simply because he had been made to do everything by numbers....couldn't think outside the box and therefore was not a problem solver....
     
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