choke on a 78 vette

Asked by Sep 02, 2009 at 06:08 PM about the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: General

when it is in the up position is it on or is it off

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355

depends on your linkage if you move the choke up does it engage?

65

It's very simple. When ANY choke is on, whether it's a car or a lawnmower...the engine will start to run rough as the engine starts to warm up,as it is still being supplied with extra gasoline (choke on),rather than a balanced amount of gas & air as the engine warms up(choke open). You can also look inside your carberator and see in the bore whether a metal flap is closing off the opening with the choke in the on position (chokeing off the air,you see).... So after a minute or 2,.. after the engine is warmed up,turn the choke off (or openig up that butterfly valve {flap} as it were,to allow more air in), then all is well.

535

When the linkage rod goes up, the choke is in the off position.

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