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What do I need to check on a carbed turbo?

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I keep seeing posts on here warning carbed owners that they need to check the fittings etc to avoid a fire. Has anyone got some pics or a link that shows what I should check.

Thanks as Always.

Chris


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The obvious ones like the fuel lines, the less obvious is the pump diaphram in the caburators, electrics under there, bad potential.

Breather pipes are low risk, whilst not part of the question, oil lines to the turbo, the turbo is hot enough to ignite oil if sprayed over it.

Carry a fire extingsher.


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Hi Chris

I'll be doing all that stuff on mine in a couple of weeks. Maybe an excuse to meet up?


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Hi Gary,

That would be good, I will also get you the number of the people I got the leather traetment from.

Maybe we could sort my gear linkage?

Chris


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Make sure that the acceleratorpumpjet (top of the carb) is screwed in tight. Mine worked loose after a castle coombe drive, resulting in a nice mist of petrol over the alternator everytime I pressed the accelerator. Was I lucky? You bet.

Mikey

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