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  1. I like the "clean the wheel and remount the tire" solution. You likely will see the problem when the tire comes off.
  2. The choke should move the nozzles first. The butterflies open a bit later in the choke actuation to increase the cold idle a bit.
  3. It's also possible the throttle shafts are worn and pulling in a bit of air but worn shafts would affect the idle. Let us know what the pistons are doing, if anything.
  4. Hi Geoff. Glad to hear the SUs are doing well. A fluctuation in RPMs, at steady throttle, is a sign of a lean mixture. Based on the lean condition theory, I'm assuming one could see the pistons rising and falling a bit during the fluctuation. Have you ever taken a look at the pistons when it's idling? What weight oil are you using?
  5. I thought about the throttle plate. I didn't think about the long tube entering into the scenario. Both logical explanations but why is #6 10 lbs. lower? Maybe that was the first cyl. checked and it didn't have oil pressure yet?
  6. Something else struck me as odd along with these timing issues. In post #13 after adjusting the valves, cylinders 1-5 were at 130 and #6 was 120. To my knowledge, those #s should be up around 170 or so.
  7. Well, In an emergency, but little beyond that. The size of the pellets in some stop leaks make me wonder how much ends up plugging cores rather than stopping a leak in a specific place. It's probably my own ignorance of how the product works. Years ago I used a silver powdery stop leak that worked very well. I seem to remember the name being Silver Solder Stop Leak or something like that.
  8. Does the clicking frequency increase with vehicle speed? Does the noise go away if you turn going 10-15 MPH or does the noise change when you tap the brakes? (Thanks Charles)
  9. Is it possible we'll see a Z in a future Flex Seal commercial? Repairing the leak with Flex Seal might be worth a try as a temp. fix. If it works, imagine what could be next, rockers, doglegs, wheel arches, floors, and frame rails all bonded with Flex Seal products. Fame and fortune in commercials could be just a stupid idea away.
  10. Tighten the plug ends, clean and swap #6 for one of the others that looks good and try it again to see if the problem is gone, still #6 or moved with the plug. Does the engine miss, at steady throttle, occur within a particular range? Say 3000-3500 RPMs but not at 2000-2500? I know little about DGAV carbs but I have a Haynes Weber book that may give us a clue. Fault diagnosis, Engine lacks performance; incorrect tuning adjustments, incorrect float adjustments, excessive sediment in the fuel, acceleration pump seized and throttle valves do not fully open. My gut feeling is tuning and float adjustment will clear it up. The DGAVs are very adjustable, much like DCOEs. It would be a good idea to get a good manual for them.
  11. Jim, have you considered using epoxy on the crack to repair it?
  12. I'm curious if one could throw the coupler into boiling water to make it a bit more supple and then put a good hose clamp on it?
  13. So how does one get the stop leak out of the radiator and heater core at some future date? Doesn't the stop leak restrict the coolant flow?
  14. I could turn my 2.4 engine by hand using the fan belt with the plugs in. It wasn't easy but it could be done.
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