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bogging down on corners

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    Just started today, when I was going around a corner and giving it gas, the engine would bog down. It has an edalbrock 1406 600 cfm carb, everything else involving the fuel system is stock. Any ideas?
     
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    My '92 truck does that when I'm almost out of gas.
     
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    Fuel level in the float bowl would be my guess.

    Does it do it if you open the secondaries on a straightaway for extended periods of time?
     
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    i usually try to stay away from the secondaries, gas is expensive, but it has been running fine on the freeways, this just started and its only when im cornering and giving it gas
     
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    Sounds good to me. Sometimes those floats can ger saturated with gas over time and they will start to drop down. You can buy brass floats. Or just get the rebuild kit that should come with a new float.
     
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    By using the secondaries we know if your float bowl is getting sucked dry. The only time the secondaries are used is when you get past the 2/3 throttle mark. You can feel it in the pedal. Under normal driving, the seconaries never open.
     
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    Most of the rebuild kits I've picked up, ok it's only been three, haven't came with a float, had to purchase that seperately, though if your takeing it apart to replace the float may as well kit it also.
     

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