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Zenith carb accelerator pump question

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by joe_m, May 28, 2018.

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    hello there! When I rebuilt my carb couldn’t get the accelerator pump out..I expected it to drop out. Anyway, I put it all back together but I have noticed a load of dead play. Should the spring/piston always be in contact with the leaver? It is only acting on it for the last 1/4 of the levers opperation. Having problems with misfire/rich running. Wondered if this could be part of the issue? I have lapped the carb so the 2 body parts meet well now. Thanks, Joe
     
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    I think your piston is sticking or spring is week.
     
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    Hi Joe_M

    Did you ever get this resolved? I took my carb to pieces last night and where the manual said "be careful that the accelerator pump does not drop out" I found that I could not remove the pump at all. It was nice and springy, but was NOT coming out.

    I wondered if you ever sorted yours?

    Thanks
    Andrew
     
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    Hi Joe

    Yes - Well, armed with this new knowledge I gave mine a good pull this evening and out it popped. No chance whatsoever of it falling out by accident! It was a little corroded but cleaned up a treat.

    That link is excellent, thanks for posting.

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
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    Brilliant! Glad I could help you.
     
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