1. We are pleased to announce the 'Home Automation' forum. Click here to get involved!

Ford Sierra Stress Please Help

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by high planes drifter, 23 May 2004.

  1. high planes drifter

    Joined:
    23 May 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi
    i hope someone can help me out , i've got a 1988 ford sierra 1.8 carb which for six months of the year works great but during the summer months when the ambient temperature increases it starts misfiring under load , its driving me round the bend ..................(insert your own joke here :LOL: )
    Any ideas ??

    Thanks H P D
     
  2. stevenb

    Joined:
    1 Jan 2004
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    stick it in the fridge and use it as a jelly mould hence the fridge temp should keep it working properly :D :D :cool:
     
  3. keyplayer

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2003
    Messages:
    1,508
    Thanks Received:
    21
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Difficult without seeing it - a service might help, otherwise check cooling system, choke system, waxstat air intake temp system, main jets, ignition timing,crankcase breather, etc... for starters. Is the guage reading hot when prob. occurs? Check fan belt for correct tension, radiator for clear fins, thermostat. Sorry to go on, but this could be anything.
     
  4. david and julie

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2004
    Messages:
    1,752
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I would check the mixture it sounds to weak. I suspect in cold weather the choke may be on a bit which will richen the mixture, the car would then seem OK. As you say in summer this wouldn't happen. You need to check choke operation and the mixture, as a starting point.
     
  5. high planes drifter

    Joined:
    23 May 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    :eek:
    Thanks for the replies , the temperature gauge shows normal range so no clues there , i think maybe your right i might have to give up and go to a garage :(

    Cheers

    HPD
     

Share This Page