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Unread 05-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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gas tank and carb question

I have a webber carb on my cj. Im not getting 12 volts on my wire going to the choke. If its below 70 degrees, it takes a few cranks to get it to fire. Could i run a hot wire off my battery right to the carb??? Or could i run a hot off a wire to a toggle then to the carb?? Would i need to run a ground? The current hot wire appears to run into the firewall somewhere. (havnt looked behind the dash yet to trace.

Also when i dropped my gas tank to replace. I noticed my 2 little vent tubes (driverside) hose blocked off with a hose going to each. Shouldnt these be ran somewhere and left open to breathe?? I notice i have pressure when i open my fuel cap.

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Unread 05-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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You can always convert that Weber to a manual choke, I did and I like the control I have that way much better than the auto choke.
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Unread 05-03-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Ive been thinking about going with a manual choke, what does it take to make the switch?
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Unread 05-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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Cheap and easy. Lots of stores sell the universal kit for around $10 and it comes with complete instructions. Most kits come with a few sizes of replacement covers but I might suggest that you measure your existing choke cover so you are sure you get the kit that has the correct replacement. Google 'Choke Conversion Kit' to get an idea.
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Unread 05-03-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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Did you check your fuses? The backup light and seatbelt buzzer fuse I think runs the choke.
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Unread 05-03-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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my back up lights work. Not sure about seat belt buzzer. Never herd a sound since i have owned it. Only fuse i found blown a was marked (dome-ctsy) its a 20A fuse. Need to buy some more. All fuses appear to be ok except for that one.
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