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Series 3 Idling question

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Jimmiboy, Jul 2, 2022.

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  1. Jimmiboy

    Jimmiboy Member

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    I have a 2.25 that idles very slowly and when the engine is hot it won’t idle at all. Is this easy enough to adjust?
     
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    Petrol or diesel? ;)
     
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    Follow the accelerator rods to the carb & find the arm on the carb which opens it up. There should be a spring loaded screw stop which you wind in a turn to prevent the arm from closing the carb
     
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    Forgot to mention it’s petrol, thanks for that I’ll have a look tomorrow. Hopefully that’s all it is.
     
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    If that dont work, you might need to adjust the air/fuel mixture screw. First gently.screw it all the way in, not tight, then screw it back out about two and a half turns. That'll get you in the right ballpark, after that fine tune the mixture by.turning the screw a quarter of a turn either way.

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    I did this today and it’s solved the idling issue. But it smells a bit rich now, if that makes any sense?
     
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    Likely needs a service. Check the plugs, points, ignition timing and and set the carb from scratch
     
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    Swap it for a diesel then you don’t need to mess around with carbs to get it to idle correctly :D
     
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    Unless the pump timing goes out

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    Unless anything goes out.
    Mines been in the road for weeks after the rebuild and I’m still tweaking the life out of it.
     
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    At least you'll keep your teeth. And your hearing. And you'll do more than 30mph. And you won't be left feeling diseased :D if you have a proper petrol engine
     
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    I prefer petrol, I’ve got a V8 Discovery and a 2.0 Forester as well and all 3 are ULEZ compliant
     
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