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brand new engine, couple of questions

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by LuvenMud15, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. LuvenMud15

    LuvenMud15

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    Hey guys,
    I just put a rebuilt engine in the 60, and I have a few questions regarding how its running. First of all when its cold it starts right up. But when its hot, and I turn it over it wont start, and eventually it smells like gas, so I guess Im flooding the engine. I was thinking that it might be bad gas, because that gas has been sitting in there for about 4 months, but that wouldnt explain why only turns over right away when its cold. Eventually when I finally get it started, I have to give it alot of gas to keep it from dying, and a huge puff of smoke comes out of the exhaust. Secondly, Ive been driving it around town a little bit to get it broken in, and today I took it on the beltway, and kept it at 50-55 mph. However when I steped on the gas it made kinda a squeling sound, its kinda hard to describe, but it wasnt anything Ive noticed before and it dint sound good. Sorry its so long, thanks for your help.
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  2. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

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    I'm not sure where to start on your hot-start issue, but the squeeling is probably from a loose belt.
     
  3. Cruisin'Carolina

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    Does your carb cooling fan work OK?
     
  4. krzyabncanuck

    krzyabncanuck USFS HOTSHOT GOLD Star

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    Also when you start it hot how many times do you pump the pedal before you turn it over ? And it sounds like a belt squeal to me .
     
  5. ellington12

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    brand new engine...

    I'd check the choke. Make sure it's fully open when the choke lever is all the way in.
     
  6. sportbiker929

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    or maybe your idle mixture is set too rich? 1/2 turn in at a time to lean it out
     
  7. Pluton

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    Owner's Manual sez: Hot start...do not pump, just push pedal down, turn key. Has always worked for me.
     
  8. sportbiker929

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    Thats what i do, same result