While modern vehicles have a lot of features to make life easier for the owner, sometimes you just cannot beat the old school vehicles. There is something about the sound they make, the pure driving pleasure you get from your connection with the road without computers in the way, and the style that just cannot be beat. So to help you keep your vehicle on the road so you can continue enjoying it, we have a range of replacement parts including carburetors that are the heart of your vehicle’s engine.
When the vehicle stops working and refuses to go anywhere until you replace certain components, or you want to add some accessories to get certain features, you want to be able to find the perfect part. To help you with this, CARiD has every part you need, for every vehicle, so you have the best possible chance of find exactly what you need without stress.
The carburetor in your vehicle’s engine does what fuel injection does, but it has been doing it for a lot longer. This means the technology is more mature and more simple, but things can still go wrong and, when they do, you will quickly realize just how important the carburetor is. It allows the perfect mix of fuel and air to be mixed together, and the resulting explosion is what causes your wheels to move. The instant power comes from the fact that the fuel and air are both mixed in the same chamber, so there is very little delay when you put your foot down.
Carburetors are relatively small parts, despite their integral nature, and they can be found on top of your engine. They are often hidden inside an air cleaner above the engine, and when you take the lid off you should be able to see it right in the middle of the engine. You can see that there are two chambers, one on each side, and you will often be able to see directly through to the chambers if the carburetor has plastic walls. The hoses running from and to the carburetor are used to carry the fuel, and these will usually be on top and easy to access.
The problems you can run into with your carburetor are usually quite simple, but they can also be very serious. For instance, the hoses running to it are able to fray and crack after a fuel hose certain period of time, and this will cause fuel leaks. The carburetor itself can spring a leak because of the temperature and pressure it is under, and it can also become clogged by contaminants in the fuel and air. The float that sits inside it, to measure how much fuel and air is needed, can become stuck, which means the carburetor is no longer able to tell how much to add.
Because of the importance of your carburetor, these problems usually show up with very quick and serious symptoms. For instance, a stuck float can cause your engine to idle very roughly, or perhaps not run at all, because it is not getting as much fuel as it needs. A fuel leak can result in similar symptoms if it becomes serious enough, and before it reaches this point, you may be able to notice a difference in the amount of fuel your vehicle is using. A visual check of your carburetor and surrounding areas when you are doing other maintenance can also show fuel leaks before they become serious.