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Fuel Dist. Rebuild
In message <199710142056.NAA02821@sled> firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Buchholz) writes:
> Thanks so much for the fuel distr rebuild info. On my '88 5kCSQW (MC
> engine) I have noticed that fuel weeps from the metering rod when the
> throttle plate is moved away from the rest position. Although I view
> it as an ursatz [sic] means to provide additional fuel, I've wanted to
> fix it. Based on your rebuild experience, do you think that rebuilding
> the FD on this car would cure the problem, or is it simply the case
> that the metering rod is worn and allows fuel to leak past?
They all leak - that's how they're lubricated. I think it also helps
to stop the hoses filling with waxy residue from the breather oil.
In any case, rebuilding won't help - the plunger/barrel seal is
precision ground metal-to-metal.
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