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OMG! The 1910 Edelbrock in the cold...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Mar 9, 2002.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I went to work today, and it was about 60* outside. When i left work, it was about 25*. All I have to say is, this has to be fixed. There is no power at any speed, not off-idle, not off 2500RPM on the highway. The carb died a chit load of times before I could even get outta work's parking lot. It felt like it just kept stalling out... I even let it warm up pretty well.

    Why? And this "situation" continued all the way home for the 20 minute drive, even after reaching full operating temp. Ideas?
     
  2. Silver84k5

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    im going through the same stuff with mine, i am not impressed at all with this carb, ill keep my eye onthis post, i need some answers too... thx
    Josh
     
  3. thatK30guy

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    Sounds like the old choke problem. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    I have the 1904 Edelbrock Q-Jet and it's the electric type. I still have trouble with it during cold start ups. Much like you explained it, too. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    Choke?...is that the thing with the zip-tie holding it open/forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  5. KRAZIE87K5

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    I had a different Edelbrock awhile back that had the same electric choke. I don't ever remember having problems getting that one to function... Will I ruin the electric choke if I take the ol' zip tie method? The Holley I just yanked off the truck had the choke tied open before I even put it on the engine!

    Isn't there an edjustment that will make movement in the elec. choke more exaggerated (sp) at the choke plate?
     
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    on the old Q-jets there's 2 adjustments for the choke, you can loosen the three screws arouond the choke housing and turn it to change how much it closes choke on carb and then there's a little screw right under the housing that adjust's the idle RPM's this is accessible from in front of the engine, The new one maybe different.....but maybe this will help
     

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