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Keeping a Holley carburetor in shape

Engines often take a big beating. That's partly because they tend to be used in rugged conditions. They may power a chain saw, a go-kart, a leaf blower, or a dirt bike. So they may be exposed to dirt that clogs their air filters and moisture that corrodes their parts. They may be subjected to sudden accelerations or may be kept running at peak power for longer periods than they were designed.

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Engines often take a big beating. That's partly because they tend to be used in rugged conditions. They may power a chain saw, a go-kart, a leaf blower, or a dirt bike. So they may be exposed to dirt that clogs their air filters and moisture that corrodes their parts. They may be subjected to sudden accelerations or may be kept running at peak power for longer periods than they were designed.

Here is all about the automobile engines that may help you to troubleshoot your problem or know more about your automotive engine.

Hot rodding thrives on making and maintaining power. Whether the added power is supplied from a full-flowing exhaust system, better cylinder heads, or adding a better carb, the search for more performance never stops.
To add that extra power, many performance enthusiasts choose proven Holley carburetors. They work great, are easy to install, and look cool when the hood is up.
Ensuring that your carburetor operates properly requires routine inspections. After several thousand miles of use, check that the carburetor mounting nuts are tight. But be certain to never over-tighten anything. Warped baseplates from over-tightening can create vacuum leaks or cracks.
Vacuum hoses should also be periodically inspected. The most common cause of poor driveability can be attributed to vacuum leaks.
Working on fuel lines requires special tools. Remember to use a tubing cutter--never cut a metal fuel line with a hacksaw. Ream out the cut, and add a flare appropriate for the application.
Because a flare fitting seals under compression, there is no need to apply thread sealer or Teflon tape to the tube's nut. Teflon tape can work lose and enter the carburetor's fuel system and clog passages.
When reinstalling the secondary diaphragm, be certain that the sealing-cork gasket is still in place. If it's not, the vacuum leak will not allow the secondary diaphragm to operate.
To prevent the screws from grabbing the rubber secondary diaphragm during assembly, add a few shots of WD-40 to each screw.
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