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valve knock fuel mixture

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Guest, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    A newly minted FJ60 owner here. Please bear with me. &nbsp:Drove my 1983 FJ60 to DC from Utah. Along with a recent 2F engine rebuild, a Weber 38/38 carb was installed. When driving up hills at 60-70 mph, I noticed very audible valve rattle/knock. The rattle would subside when I backed off the throttle and in turn backing down to turtle speed. Using premium grade gas seemed to reduce the rattle.

    Question: Would carb adj be necessary due to change in altitude from Utah to VA? Would adj the carb be a potential solution to the valve rattle? Any suggestions are appreciated.


    Thanks!
     
  2. toddslater

    toddslater SILVER Star

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    Retard the timiming a wee bit and life should be fine.
     
  3. wayne_fj40

    wayne_fj40

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    Yes I agree with toddslater retard the timing a little bit good to go