STALLING AND LIMITED SPEED

1979 Mitsubishi Lancer

Tiny

KHLow2008

June, 16, 2012 AT 2:11 PM

Yes, the secondary butterfly opens rather late and that is normal.

For the lack of power and backfiring, I believe the ignition timing is too low. You would need a timing light to get the correct ignition timing. Anyway you can try this.

At the distributor there is a holding bolt that sits on a slotted hole. Mark the initial position of the distributor with a point where it sits onto the cylinder. Loosen the holding bolt and turn the distributor lightly counterclockwise.

Retighten slightly just to hold it and start engine. Retest the response. If it worsens, with engine running, loosens the bolt slightly so that you can twist the distributor and slowly turn it until you get the best idling at the highest rpm. It can be colockwise or counterwise depending on condition. Can't remember if the rotor turns clockwise or counterclockwise so one way advances the ignition timing where countering it would retard the timing. Tighten bolt and retest.

Tiny

jicary

June, 17, 2012 AT 12:27 AM

I'll do this today and give you feed back later today. : D

Tiny

jicary

June, 17, 2012 AT 12:27 AM

Btw, if you're a father.
Happy father's day : D

Tiny

KHLow2008

June, 17, 2012 AT 9:53 AM

Yes, I am and thanks for the well wishes.

Same goes to you if you are one too. : )

Tiny

jicary

June, 17, 2012 AT 1:31 PM

Good evening.
I'm not : ) I'm still 20.
Look : D I've done what you said and I'm so happy, it really worked. The starting power is back up and the misfiring is gone.
I did it myself.
Yay!

Problem is, there's this whistling sound that I can't pinpoint its somewhere near the carburetor and the firewall.
Could it be the choke butterfly that I opened?

Tiny

KHLow2008

June, 17, 2012 AT 5:03 PM

Whistling noise can be due to vacuum leakages or the air cleaner is not installed correctly. If you wish to locate the source, get a rubber hose to act as sthethoscope and move around till you get the source.

Tiny

jicary

June, 18, 2012 AT 11:44 AM

I can't find it. It's so annoying, I'll try again tomorrow. I only get the time to see my car when it's evening.

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