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Sam the T2 Swagman

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Nozza, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Could be linkages at the pedal?
    You could try disconnecting the accelerator cable and see how it behaves as is?

    Is there any slop in the cross bar to the carbs?
    You can get play where the cross bar joins the carbs.

    Assume you have stock carbs?
    They need to be set up correctly.

    Distributor?
    The advance mechanism could be sticking and the jab gets it a bit more advanced?
     
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  2. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nozza,

    For bogging down on acceleration I'd look at either the spark advance or the accelerator pump.

    From your new symptom of almost stalling as you roll to a stop, I'd say someone has made the mixture richer to 'mask' the original problem.

    If you just bump up the idle speed it will rev too fast at other times (after blipping)...

    I'd be going back to the original issue and work from there

    Patrick

    from the trusted internet...

    Rich Symptoms:


    • Poor power output
    • Starts too easily when cold – requiring little or no choke. Responds readily to the throttle when cold. Runs worse as it warms up
    • Hard starting when hot
    • Ragged idle …due to “loading up” of unburnt fuel
    • Idle that tends toward lower rpms than expected based on the setting of the curb idle screw
    • Easily settles to idle, but has tendency to dip below set idle speed then recover …sometimes stalls
    • Strong pungent odor of unburned fuel
    • Buildup of black, dry, sooty carbon deposits on spark plugs. Bad cases of this buildup will foul the plug completely and kill that cylinder.
    • Excessive buildup of dry sooty deposits in the exhaust system
    • Responds to throttle, but sluggish
    • When fully warmed up, runs much worse when choke is applied.
    • Poor fuel mileage
    • Black “puffy” smoke during hard acceleration
    • Temporarily removing air filter element makes the engine run better.
    • Runs worse as you climb to higher elevations
    • Fresh engine oil quickly turns black from excess fuel dilution
    Lean Symptoms:

    • Poor power output
    • Hard to start when cold …requires excessive choking.
    • Lengthy warm-up required.
    • Runs better (but not good as it warms up)
    • Spark plugs overly clean …with no deposits or slight glazed appearance
    • Rough, erratic idle that drifts toward higher rpms than expected based on the setting of the curb idle screw. Sometimes a lean condition will cause a “hanging” idle that is slow to settle down to set idle speed.
    • Backfiring
    • Sluggish …hesitates when the throttle is opened, then recovers (often accompanied by a slight backfire)
    • Vague throttle response
    • Surging at steady throttle cruise operation
    • When fully warmed up, runs better when choke is applied.
    • Engine runs hotter than normal. Headers can turn cherry red in extreme cases!
    • Temporarily removing air filter element makes the engine run worse.
    • Unusual “sucking” noises in the intake area.
    • Runs better as you climb to higher elevations
    • Slight back-firing on deceleration. This normal tendency is controlled by the air cut-off valve(s) operation. If the air cutoff valve(s) is working properly and you still have backfiring on deceleration, something is causing a lean condition.
     
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  3. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions, they have all been pretty much covered.
    Daily driver for a while at the moment, if I slip in to neutral as I pull up all is good.
    This afternoon could even imagine it was fixing itself.
    Didn't let it stop me going for a paddle, and after paddle coffee this morning.
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    Great way to spend the morning.
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Espresso after a surf:). I like your form Nozza:D. Do you reckon the idle fault is imagined so you don't have to give it to your daughter;)?
    Cheers
     
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  5. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Cruise from Cheltenham down to the Island.
    First real run on the rebuilt carbies, and power felt much better, very smooth, happy to sit on 90 km/h without much trouble, even with the board on the roof and a pretty stiff headwind.

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    Unfortunately still stalled when I had to stop at the first roundabout on the Island.
    But great little run, smooth, my nice music on, arrived very relaxed.

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  6. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Bit of cruising around the Island, trip to Phillip Island Winery for lunch.

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    The owner Nick is a Kombi owner, and former owner of a ute called Trevor.

    Return trip from the Island, fueled up and getting about 16 litres / 100 km highway driving in to a headwind with a board on the roof.
    Sitting around 90 km/h, I'd say this is not too bad given the unknown state of the engine.
     
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  7. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    When making coffee the other day, I noticed that 4 out of 6 of the rivets that hold the table track on to the door had sheared off.




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    Only held on by the end caps, which was not a good look.
    Attended to that yesterday.

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    Should have done some track cleaning first though.

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  8. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Took Willow to the beach this morning as usual, she is now happy with riding in Sam.

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    Back down with my OC1 for a paddle - brilliant morning.

    The canoe is really a bit big for Sam.

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    Very nice paddle, calm morning.

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    Back in and packed up.

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    Made lunch and sat in the shade next to Sam.
    Brilliant morning.

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  9. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Another nice morning with Sam.
    Willow to the beach.

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    And home again.

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    Back down for a paddle.

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    Back in, lunch next to Sam again.

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  10. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Morning medical appointment meant just a walk with Willow (and Sam)

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  11. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Good to see Willow checking the side mirror for you! "All clear, Dad!"
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    Sometimes there's no better therapy :)
     
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  12. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Got in to Sam to drive home from work tonight
    To quote Martin Brundle, all I've got is "A box full of neutrals"
    Shattered.
    All I want is a slow reliable van to drive and share with my daughter.
    Is it too much to ask?
    As I said, shattered.
    I'm sure it will all get fixed under warranty, but I'm running out of patience.
    Shattered.........
     
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  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Good news precedes bad news & vice versa;). You'll have a more reliable van after the repair & that'll be good news:).
    Cheers
     
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  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    .....and as a total redirect....
    Have you seen the new ROK GC upgrade unit?
    Water reservoir has been now made with ceramic and the plunger volume reduced, resulting in even better pressure.
    Fitted mine last week and it is awesome.......a worthy upgrade.
    All for about $50.00
    Hope you get Sam sorted soon.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  15. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Damn! :(
     
  16. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Check last week by my mechanic confirmed nothing simple wrong, something in the box.
    Frustrating lack of interest from the transmission re builder.
    Finally some progress.
    Managed to convince the transmission re builder to send a truck and collect Sam.
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  17. micklyan

    micklyan Active Member

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    Ouch hope your two year warranty holds up. You’ll be back cruising in no time
     
  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I’m quite a fan of Martin Brundle’s commentary. :)

    At least you didn’t end up going “Straight to the scene of the accident”...:D
     
  19. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Or the 160kw electrical boost. Enough to push a family saloon down the highway nicely
     
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  20. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Even you badge says its not quite an automatic :rolleyes: - more an "automat"

    Maybe change that when you get Sam back to a full "AUTOMATIC" - then he will behave :D
     
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