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Re: CQ - Smell of fuel, hesitation

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Phil Payne wrote:
> In message <Pine.BSF.3.96.990120081227.4548X-100000@komodo.reptiles.org> Gwendolynn ferch Elydyr writes:
> > Well - I've been doing a bit more driving, and my car is starting to
> > *reek* of gas!
> Ten gets you one the crush washer on the high-pressure fuel line was
> re-used, of the mechanic didn't have the right tools to tighten it
> properly.

Well - much to my surprise (and theirs), it turned out that my fuel line
had somehow managed to rot out in the 15 days between my CQ being in
their shop, and things starting to leak.

They cut about 6-8" out of the line, inserted a rubber hose by way of
replacement, and sent me on my way.

The 'stuttering' is *much* better (not to mention the mileage - half a
tank to go 80km is pretty absurd!), and I'm starting to wonder if part of
the problem's just me getting used to the gearing. 

It seems that the gears and power band are much higher than I'm used to,
and may be contributing to my hesitation problem. 

...on that note, is there an easy way to decrease the 'travel' of the 
clutch? It seems like there's nearly half the travel of the clutch to
fully engage and release the clutch (I may be expressing this badly;>)
"A cat spends her life conflicted between a deep, passionate and profound
desire for fish and an equally deep, passionate and profound desire to
avoid getting wet.  This is the defining metaphor of my life right now."