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1.3l citi carb problems

Post by PoloGirl » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:07 am

Ok so for a while now ive been having problems with my carb, it was taken out and cleaned a few times now, the flat spot was fixed but i am busy going broke paying for petrol, I have filled her up a few times and everytime i get under 300km's on a tank WTF is up with that?
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:23 pm

Take it to somebody that still knows how a carb works. Ie. somebody with grey hair. Most modern 'mechanics' don't know how to fix a carb.
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by lawrence » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:54 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:Take it to somebody that still knows how a carb works. Ie. somebody with grey hair. Most modern 'mechanics' don't know how to fix a carb.
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by ACiD_Omega » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:06 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:Take it to somebody that still knows how a carb works. Ie. somebody with grey hair. Most modern 'mechanics' don't know how to fix a carb.
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by GerhardE » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:09 pm

There's a mixture adjustment screw at the back left of the carb. It is recessed. If that is not set correctly your fuel consumption will go for a dive. Also make sure that when you close the choke in the cab, that it actually closes at the carb as well.

We used to adjust it as follows:
1) From being turned out turn the screw back in till the car idles at it's fastest
2) Then back it out again by 1 1/2 turn

Some other things that you can look at:
1) Adapter gasket between the carb and manifold
2) Perished fuel lines
3) Sticky float
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by lawrence » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:13 pm

^^^^

so you have grey hair then :fear:

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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by GerhardE » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:06 pm

:lol: Nah, not me. I just remember what we did on our Citi Golfs in the early 90's ....
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:29 pm

mixture adjustment screw in the bad only works during Idle. Will do nothing to your consumption.
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by graham savage » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:20 am

You must play with the soldering iron and jet drills... don forget the lambda and dyno
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by Ricardo_za » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:46 am

has this issue been resolved , as im having the same problem
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by PoloGirl » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:56 am

Sort of ja. I get about 490k's on a tank now. Was just taken apart again and given a good clean. I think he said he changed the ports too? But ja. Better but not completely right yet

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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by johan.steyn » Thu May 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Hi there Im driving a 1.6 Carb model Chico. Maybe someone could advise me on my problem. The car detonate when the choke is open but if I close the choke a slight bit the car runs normal. My jetting is as follows
Venturi - Stage 1/2 = 20/26
Main jet - Stage 1/2 = 110/150
Air correction jet - Stage 1/2 = 100/120
Idling fuel jet = 48
Idling air jet = 120
Float needle valve = 2.5
Pump injection jet = 0.45
Enrichment valve = 45
Ive changed the coil, plug wires and distruber. Help please
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Re: 1.3l citi carb problems

Post by panic-mechanic » Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 am

giving jet sizes helps nothing. Those are pretty much the factory jets. Get it on a dyno - set timing to where it makes the best power with no detonation and see what the fuelling looks like under load. Change jet sizes till it gives you 13.2 under full power.
If it still detonates you have some other issue like overheating or a blown head gasket.
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