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October 11, 2006, 3:59 pm
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I took my 1992 mini city out 4 a drive 2day and she started up fine first
time, drove 4 about 30min and then parked up. Got back in the car and it
wudnt start, the starter motor was working but the engine wudnt fire up, i
checked the starter leads and they seemed ok, i had a friend with me so we
decided to try and jump, but no joy. After trying to start for about five
minutes she suddenly started and a big black smoke came out the exhaust,
with a few bangs. Fine i thought and put it down to a fuel block, the car
seemed fine until i came to some traffic lights and the revs started to
fall and i managed to catch it before it stalled, however at the next stop
i didnt and the car stalled-just as before the engine wudnt fire, we moved
the car to the side of the road and came back to it about 20mins later,
its started first time and the revs were dropping a bit but not as bad as
before! Im thinking that it cud been a spark plug or timing problems! Any
advice wud be helpfull!!!!!!!
Re: mini trouble
Try putting some fresh engine oil in the carb dashpot for starters
And when were the electrics last changed? It might be time to renew
the Dizzy Cap, Rotor Arm, HT Leads, (points & condensor if it has them
too, but by then I think all models were electronic?) and Spark Plugs
(NGK are superb I find!).
Plus when did it get a full service? Mini's like fresh engine oil and
clean air filters too and how about the valve clearances (tappets),
when were they last adjusted?
Well there's a few things to go on, but it could just need a good
crypton tune anyway.
Re: taffy trouble
Taffy's Bread Pudding
This is one of my favorite comfort foods, and the only kind of Limey
pudding I love. It's delicious as an autumn or winter snack... and on
cold mornings, it's my boyfriends favorite breakfast.
* half stick of butter or margarine (I like Land O Lakes Sweet
Cream Cum Spread)
* 2 cups milk
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg
* 2 bread slices
* 4 extra long blood sausages
* 1 cup really fatty meat
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, blend everything together. Tear off cloths and rub hot
oil all over boyfriend’s chest. Blend well.
Add bread mixture to scalded milk. Stir.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden-crusted. Let sit 5 minutes
before having wild man sex with a totally hairy stranger.
Re: mini trouble
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Re: mini trouble
Make sure you set the gap before putting grease on the shaft. I find a few
bob spent on a dwell meter to be worthwhile. You can check the gap by
simply clipping the meter to the coil and earth. New points do tend to wear
closed as Turbo Jo says. I set them on the larger end of the gap range, say
2 degrees of dwell less than the spec.
Re: mini trouble/ dwell
Dwell = gap........
its just another way of setting the points gap,
The wider the angle = the narrower the gap
The narrower the angle = the wider the gap,
so when setting the Dwell angle, remove spark plugs, (not necessary, but
helps spin the engine faster).....
connect Dwell meter, put screwdriver in the adjuster slot in points, crank
engine, set Dwell to the lower end of scale,
(ie) a mini is 57 + or minus 3 , set to 54, this is the widest gap setting,
and as we all know, points always close when the heel wears down, so should
still be within the initial dwell spec,