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Old 07-30-2013, 09:12 AM
Nabby Nabby is offline
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After 2 miles of driving, your engine should be warm and your choke open. Up until that point, the choke being partially closed probably compensates for a lean condition. Spray carb cleaner around the engine to check for vac leaks, there's a lot of hoses that can crack, and I've had diaphragms fail in the EGR valve and in the choke pull-off on my slant, allowing air in. You might see if you can coax it up to speed by giving it gas very slowly once it's having these problems, as there may be a problem in your accelerator pump which means when you step on the gas, it will go super-lean until the engine can catch up. "The more gas you give it, the faster it dies." sounds a lot like an accelerator pump problem, either failed or improperly adjusted.

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