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Post by Dot » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:43 pm

Hi all, I’ve stopped to assist a chap in a 65 bus, and it’s died. Starts after about 10 mins however feels like it’s flooded, once that goes away it runs fine.

Until you go to drive and after 5 mins or so under load we are dead again and back to square one.

009 Distributor, points and condenser.

I’m at the end of my knowledge - I don’t think it’s ignition though.

Carb is Solex h30/31 pict, unorthodox spring from previous breakdown.

Appreciate any help,

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Post by richandsue » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:42 pm

could be fuel pump failing. not delivering enough fuel, hence after a few miles runs out of fuel. then when you are cranking the engine fuel is gradually filling the carb back up. then you get going again. just a thought though. :cheers:


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Post by j0hn » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:33 pm

When did they last have a run out in it? It might be the colder weather causing carb icing.

I had similar issues years ago when I first got my bus - it has the same cheap pancake air filter on it, which caused carb icing after around 10 minutes of driving. It wouldn't start straight away, bit would be fine after a few minutes rest. Then you'd set off again and repeat the process.

I ditched it for a set of twin carbs instead, but a proper oil bath filter would be just the job too.

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Post by vwJim » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:14 pm

Similar to above, if the fuel filter is blocked or the isn't vented it'll cause that.
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Post by Dot » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:13 am

Chaps got sorted bus recovery, unsure what the problem is/was still. Thanks for responses.
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