Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 20:02:47 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: bars leaks

in article, Dave Hinz at wrote on 23/06/2005 20:46: > On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 19:40:07 GMT, Paul Halliday <> wrote: >> in article, Dave Hinz at >> wrote on 23/06/2005 20:27: >> >>>> 3. Throttle stopped too far open. >> >>> Can you explain that last one, Paul? > >> My last C900 was in a bit of a sorry state when I first got her. It ran very >> warm. The radiator, cooling system and fan all seemed to be working okay, >> but the idle was a little high. I found that setting up the throttle >> correctly (turn the grub screw down until it touches the butterfly and then >> screw a further third of a turn) did the trick. The mixture needed looking >> over too, of course. > > I'm confused. How does the idle stop screw (yes?) adjustment matter, on > a car that running down the road? It's not idling then; that screw > doesn't enter into it. The '86 I'm driving these days is running hot > and has a high idle, but I can't see any relation. I can back it down > though, but I think the heat problem is that the fan bearings are making > rattly noises and I need a different fan (or to wire the other one in). I see what you're saying ... I spend a lot of my time in idling traffic. That was my issue. When driving, yes, fine. Stuck in gridlock with a high idle is no fun ... and hot! No worries ... Strike that one. Let's promote cooling fan not running to number 3. ... Or 4. ;) >>> Also, I'd add: >>> 5. Cooling fan not running correctly > >> Duh! Yup. Cars with air-conditioning or climate control, especially so! > > I'm dissapointed you didn't make the obvious observation. The missing number 4. ? Warm weather? Lack of coolant? Water pump not running? Blown fuse? You shouldn't be disappointed. I'm a beginner, after all. I've learned a lot from owning three C900s upon which I have attempted most jobs. I've learned a lot from web resources and from questioning my mechanics. I suppose when general semantics get in the way of communication, one tends to say "this is how it is", rather than "perhaps it could be ...". So, perhaps it could be ... :) Still, dropping a vial of Bars Leaks into the system is unlikely to be helpful in this circumstance. I fear we might have confused the matter now. Paul Var tog v”gen v”gen? SAAB : Nothing on earth comes close

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