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Fuel percolation

Posted: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 19:26
by Sipho
Hi folks I have a Peugeot 404 and it has a tendency to have a hard start just after few minutes of parking, if you park it longer it will start first time. In the mornings it always starts first time. Took it to a carb specialist who checked my carb, he says it's all good but it is percolating due to modern unleaded fuels. He advised that I get bakelite spacers to use between the inlet manifold and carburetor base, thickness must be 5mm. My challenge is getting hold of this bakelite material to make gaskets from it. What are my options, where can I get hold of it? He says any electrical shop should have it, I tried a few and they couldn't help. If I can't find it what other material can we use? I'm in the Johannesburg area, thanks in advance.

Re: Fuel percolation

Posted: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 06:52
by ters
In Kemton Park: or Maizey Plastics

Other issues may contribute as well. Report back after fitting the spacer?


Re: Fuel percolation

Posted: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 08:56
by Sipho
Thank you. Will certainly give feedback.

Re: Fuel percolation

Posted: Sat 22 Feb 2020, 23:21
by ZA Perana
Very nice Peugeot!