... Just too late to do anything about it today
. Let me explain:
I was over at my workshop at 8:20 this morning to meet my mate Michael and have another go at the BX. We put the replacement needle valve in but still the same old flooding. The next idea we had was that the fuel return pipe to the tank was blocked or restricted in some way. So out came the back seat, up came the sound deadening and off with the fuel sender bung. We blew the return pipe through with an air line and all seemed fine. All the fuel filters were checked and I changed the inline filter just because it looked like the original.
By now it was 12:30 and Michael had to leave to do some 2cv stuff but would return latter in the afternoon. I washed my Focus to clear the mind (and get in Melanie's good books). Fast forward to 3:30 and Michael returned with the opinion that the problem must be the float. So out it came (again) and we tested it (again) to make sure it (still) floated... Yep no change there so we dropped it back in without the top on the carb and stood back and stared at it. It was then that Michael noticed that the left hand float was a tiny bit wonky. Out came the tape measure so we had the float in the right place and we noticed that the float was dangerously close to the carb body but still clear
Wait for it... nearly there...
The float was lifted out and Michael tugged on the right hand float... no movement, rock solid. The left hand float? It moved freely back and forth by about 2mm which was just enough for it to catch the carb body then fell off. Hence the intermitant flooding problem. Sometimes the float clears the body, sometimes the float moves out by 2mm and jams up... Or so we think cos by now both Michael and I had to be else where
So Michael has taken the float home to bond the float back on its arm and I've got back ache.
Till next Saturday... The saga continues....