needs a new starter. heat soak.
HiThe engine just cranks for a long time and i really have to pump the gas while the engine cranks before it turns over. but when i start it in the morning, i dont have to pump it at all.
So, let's better define a couple of sequences. An engine will crank, then fire. Now, when you mention "tuns over", this would lead us to believe it's cranking. So, are you saying in essence, it takes cranks longer before "firing" after running for some period? Or, is it not cranking quickly, or, as quickly as when cold? The reason I offer these specifics, as each has it's own set of potential reasons for not doing their intended job very well.
Hi,Sorry for the confusion. What i mean is it cranks much longer and i have to frantically pump the gas before the engine fires. The problem gets worse the longer I drive. It doesn't seem to crank any slower or at least not that i can tell.
I also noticed a fairly large amount of fluid that seems to be collecting on the outside of the carburetor and probably leaking from it. I was wondering if this is a symptom of the carb fuel vapor locking problem or if it could be a symptom of something else?Hi,
OK. Your follow up appears to indicate you are experiencing a carb fuel boiling/vapor locking situation, I referred to earlier.
Install a 1/4-1/2" phenolic spacer, road test, and report.
Well, if it's fuel, duh? If it's moisture (H2O) your dealing with a high humidity issue. In the meantime, get the spacer installed.I also noticed a fairly large amount of fluid that seems to be collecting on the outside of the carburetor and probably leaking from it. I was wondering if this is a symptom of the carb fuel vapor locking problem or if it could be a symptom of something else?
Hi,ok last question:
should it be open like this: Edelbrock/.32 in. thick open square bore Performer Series heat insulator gaskets (9265) | Carburetor Heat Shield | AutoZone.com
or should it be like this:
Edelbrock/2 pcs. 1/8 in. thick square bore Performer Series heat insulator gaskets for dual quad manifold - Not legal for sale or use on pollution controlled motor vehicles (9267) | Carburetor Heat Shield | AutoZone.com
Hi,I'm having trouble finding a 1/2 inch anywhere that i would be able to get a hold of quickly, is a 1 inch too thick?
Hey Dude,I ordered a 1/2" from summit but in the meantime I got a hold of a 1/4" from edelbrock and it seems to be doing the trick. Thank you so much for all of your help!!