Thread: Back in black
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:56 PM
TheStig TheStig is offline
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Default Re: Back in black

Originally Posted by winks View Post
Nice decorations on the truck.

I've never had to deal with manual choke, what's it do?

since its a carbed motor it has a choke like injected motors have an IAC

when its cold outside you want the choke to be closed so the motor runs rich and starts a lot easier.... otherwise its a PITA

most chokes have a thermostat and linkage to the manifold that open and close automatically via vacuum pressure and temperature

i left the vacuum linkage attached but i got rid of the thermostat and ran a cable into the cab and it comes out where the cig lighter used to be...

now when i want to start it on cold mornings i just pull the cable....tap the gas twice and turn the key....starts everytime

after its warmed up i either rev it a few times and let the vacuum open it up or i just push the cable in....
1996 XLT 2.3T "White Lightning" 5/7 dropped, Turbo street toy
2006 FX4 Off Road, DD, work in progress
1985 XLT 2.8L 4x4 "The Black Pearl" (retired but still around)
1987 XL 2.3L 2wd R.I.P.
Originally Posted by RangerAllie View Post
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