The truck is a 1989 dodge ram 50-4cyl 2.6. Why does my truck smoke severely when i turn it off after refueling ? Also gets poor gas mileage and is hard to start when the engine is warm !

Asked by Mar 23, 2013 at 04:46 PM about the 1989 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

These problems seem to only take place right after
refueling and it seems like it only happens  for a day or so
until I refuel again and that is usually the only time it's hard
to start when the engine is warm! I recently installed a
webber carburetor and eliminated most of the vacuum
hoses and emissions system that aren't needed

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" I recently installed a webber carburetor and eliminated most of the vacuum hoses and emissions system that aren't needed" --- that might account for the poor starting and MPG's.

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also try the timing. mine wouldnt start right after being warmed up, and when we changed the timing, everything worked fine.

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It's proly mostly the timing needs retarded or advanced some for the stating hard when warm part. Most likely u will want to go backwords on the timing. It should only get about 22 mp anyway but the webber carb will proly get less mph but with more power.

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