1980 Mazda RX7 Carb Flooding

Tiny
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  • 1980 MAZDA RX7
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1980 Mazda RX7 Two Wheel Drive Manual 90000 miles

You guys helped me solve a problem with my carb - thanks so much. I cleaned it up as advised and everything seems to work fine now.

I do have another question. The carb used to flood occasionally (that was the reason I took the carb apart many years ago). If I turned the ignition on & looked into the carb, I could see fuel just pouring into the carb through the main jets. I kept checking/replacing the needle valves and floats, but never found or solved the problem. This time I tried looking for anything that would increase the fuel pressure, so I disassembled and cleaned the fuel inlet and return assembly and paid particular attention the the small hole in the part inside that assemble called the "adapter". I didn't find any dirt, but could that be the problem?
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Sunday, May 9th, 2010 AT 11:45 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation.

If the devilry pressure is correct and the float level is correct and the needle and seat is OK, the problem will be with a check ball or faulty power valve with in the carby, often carbys need acid cleaning to remove all scale and muck, I feel that the problem is here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, May 10th, 2010 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
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Hi. And thanks for the help. I'm not quite sure what I did. Flooding while the car was running has stopped, but has been replaced with flooding after the engine is turned off! I've been chasing this roblem for quite a while, but since it doesn't happen all the time, I'm having a problem finding the culprit. It seems that at varying times after I turn the engine off (between 5 and 25 minutes), the float bowls empty and the gas ends up in the carb throat. (After this happens, I can refill the float bowls and it does not happen again until I start the car, drive it for a while and then turn it off) Someone mentioned HEAT SOAK so I started watching. I expected to see the gas in the float bowls (there is a sight glass) boiling and the gas being pushed out the carb jets, but that's not what 's happening. I set up a video camera looking down into one of carb secondaries and was surprised to see that the gas is not coming from a jet. After I turned the engine off and you can see things start to happen at the bottom of the carb about 1:50 into the clip. Ignore the black cable at the 1 o'clock position. It's a light source I uned to light up the bottom of the carb.

I'd sure appreciate any ideas that anyone might have as to what is happening here
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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Ok. That's weird. It looks to me like there might be a seal or gasket that's fine as long as the carb is warm and the metal is expanded, but that begins leaking once everything cools down and shrinks back.
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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 10:54 PM

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