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Losing power uphill

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Jenny Frappell, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    Yes. I have heard that too.
     
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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Jenny
    If this just happened (ie. I mean every thing was ok and then disaster) then something broke
    So engine wear and alike don't count.
    So something went off.
    ignition
    fuel
    mechanical fault.

    Compression (valves might be riding)
    Carbies (running rich or lean or not full throttle)
    Distributor advance weights fallen apart or seized
    only other problem could be blocked exhaust. Also blocked air filter.
    Haven't read all of this post so not sure if this helps
    If your mechanic can't get to get to the bottom of it, take it to another
     
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  3. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    After 4 days at the mechanics, Bindi is finally able to go uphill, in 3rd gear. She sounds a lot better. Yay. No more surging.
    There was an issue with the valve clearances? She now has a new fuel pump with a fuse, and no more vacuum leak, one new cv boot, a new fuse for the ignition. The carbs have been repaired, adjusted and refitted.
    I won’t be getting roof racks or an awning for a while after this bill.
    The cam shaft is apparently worn, so a new engine is on the horizon. (Any ideas for this?)
    BUT I WILL BE AT OLD BAR.
     
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  4. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    PS. Thanks for all the advice. Forgot to mention that the new fuel/ air filters were put on back the front. May have to take it to my new old school mechanic for services in the future.
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see Bindi can go uphill in 3rd gear. All Kombis do:cool:.
    Excellent to see you're going to get to Old Bar:D & as for the mechanic that was able to put basic maintenance items on backwards I'd avoid them:mad:. Best to go 'old school';).
    SERIOUSLY who can fit a fuel filter backwards:mad::mad::mad:. Incompetent idiots that should be reported & your money refunded.
    Just to try to lighten my mood after your info;).....did they put the fuel filter in the air filter compartment & how did they connect the air filter into the fuel line:confused:? That be REALLY backwards like them that did it!
    Not Cheers
     
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  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    They seam not to be able to follow simple arrow instructions:confused::(
     
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  7. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Check you new plugs, Gap maybe off or cracked and when get hot shorts out.
     

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