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Re: [T3] Quality T3 time and #3 spark retard


On 30 Jan 2004 at 2:03, Dave Hall wrote:

> Having checked compression that one was actually the highest at 110, but no.
> 2 was down at 80, with the others at 100.  That's with a cold engine (50F?)
> and not having run for a few days. 

Don't be too hard on it. The compression figure that really counts is the one 
taken with a warmed up engine. The numbers above may be overly pessimistic.

> I found 3 faults on the carbs when removing them (makes getting at the plugs
> and compression checking easy!) - the RH choke flap was detached from the
> bi-metal spring (uh? how?), the LH had its electro-magnetic cut-off
> loose, and the choke flap screws were loose.

Would the 1st fault make that side run rich all the time? If so, your 
compression might also improve after running awhile with this corrected.

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