The car looses power even on mild inclines

Tiny
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  • 1992 DATSUN 1600
  • 300,000 MILES

The car looses power even on mild inclines. The fuel consumption has just shot up. It is a carburetor engine. Had recently changed the clutch and fly wheel. What could be the problem?

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 7:50 AM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the ignition timing?

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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Yep, but just realised that the lead cables from the distributor cap are worn out and loose. Just changed them, hope that sorts it out. Thanx.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 2:35 PM
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Bad plug wires can cause misfiring and would affect performance. Good luck.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 5:18 PM
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Did it, worked like a charm, also had some holes in the exhaust piping which I plugged. Thanx and God bless!

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 AT 6:41 AM
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You're welcome.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 AT 2:05 PM

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