Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Essex ,united kingdom
Fuel coming from weakener air filter?.....
Help needed please RR silver shadow 1977 mk2 sy31709
After a long cold UK winter it's finally spring and I've been rousing the duchess and getting her ready for a busy summers use .However upon staring the old girl I had her warming up and she suddenly stalled with a few burps and lumpy idle b4 stalling . I had noticed a petrol smell shortly after and looked underneath and had drips of fuel from the pipe to the left rear bell housing which I believe is the overflow from the weakener ? I didn't have time to investigate that same day (had to leave for work) so the following weekend I restarted the car to investigate it further she ran with lots of smoke and lumpy throttling and was obviously not firing on all cylinders and or over rich however I had fuel coming from the weakener air filter housing this time !?...
Now I was suspecting a stuck or sticking float or needle in 1 or both of the carbs but I'm at a loss as to why the fuel is now coming from a different area of the weakener system !,,,Help please from a new owner ,,,, Chris from essex UK
Silver shadow 1977 sy31709 old English white
Silver shadow MKII 1977 SRH31709
old English white