1977 MGB starting issues

Asked by Apr 02, 2016 at 12:36 PM about the MG MGB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm having trouble keeping the engine running after starting when the engine is
cold of just cool after setting for a bit. I usually start cold with a few "pumps" of
the gas...the engine starts but requires me to quickly pump the gas pedal to
keep it going for 30 sec to a minute...after that it will settle down and
idle...further, after driving and warmed up the idle is excessive.

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Sounds like it is time for some carb work, most likely an overhaul.

Not what I wanted to hear...it's hard to find good (and reasonably priced) mechanics...

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