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MG Car Repair/Engine cuts out under 3000 RPM


Joe wrote at 2015-06-16 12:44:02
Hi Barrie,

Thanks... I did run the fuel pump with the line disconnected from the carbs into a jar, and I did not notice any water.

I'm not looking forward to removing the carbs, but I think that will be my next step, to clean out the float and check for any dirt.  Not sure if I can do that without removing the carbs.

Good think is that I never put more than a few gallons in the tank at a time.  But I think that too would be a good idea, cleaning the tank out too.

Again, thanks for your opinion and I'll be sure to let you know how it works out.

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Barrie Jones


MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.


I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

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Barrie's Notes on the 1953-55 MG TF (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB GT V8 (author). /=====/ The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500. (author)

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