Re: [DMCForum] update on 16879
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Re: [DMCForum] update on 16879

You need to get to the mixture adjustment screw and richen her up. Not 
all metering heads are equal and that's what it's there for. Your 
diagnosis of not enough fuel sounds bang on to me

Don't leave it running on the cold start for long - goot test but bad 
for the engine.


Jack Stiefel wrote:

> Well it has been an interesting few days with 16879. I had to pick up a
> load of scrap wheels at a junkyard in Osprey, Fl and while I was there, I
> asked the head guy if he had any Volvos out there from the early to late
> 80s. He told me he had lots and to go and take a look.
> I was looking for a fuel distributor as I think mine was gummed up as I
> posted earlier. Well after walking about a ½ mile to the bitter back 
> of his
> yard low and behold there was a Volvo with our engine in it. Boy was it
> weird seeing on for the first time backwards in anther car. Anyway I
> removed the distributor and paid my $16.00 for it and left. When I got 
> home
> I took some Emory cloth to the plunger and cleaned it up. It slid in and
> out perfectly, so I installed it in 16879. It made things better, but did
> not start fully. It now seemed to want to fire up, but just couldnt get
> enough fuel  just chugged and sputtered out.

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