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Author Topic:   Engine sputter
ss99
Member
posted May 24, 2004 07:29 PM
We had something strang happen this Saturday. Tell me what you guys think. We ran a 40 lap feature. On about lap 28, when the driver got on the gas to come out of turn 4, the car began to pop and sputter. We had lost a motor the week before, and he said it sounded similar. It fell on it's face for about 1/2 the way down the front straight. He pulled high and let one car go by before the motor came alive again. The problem never surfaced again. I discovered that we had an oil leak on the front passenger side where the intake, block, and head all come together, so we may have been getting some air in the lifter valley, but I don't know if this could cause this problem.

My theory was trash in the needle/seat or somewhere else in the carb that cleared itself up. What do you guys think?

ss99



dirtracer14
Member
posted May 24, 2004 07:49 PM
Do you run a blaster 2 coil?


ss99
Member
posted May 24, 2004 08:00 PM
Nope, HEI by rules with MSD module and Summit hi-perf coil. Locked advance mech.



dirtracer14
Member
posted May 24, 2004 09:56 PM
Was this gas or allky.....could have been water in the fuel??


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