How to de-bog your Quadrajet part 1
Sorry guys, I got the videos a bit out of order.
The Rochester Quadrajet has gotten a bad rap over the years, often called a
Quadrabog or Quadrajunk.
In fact, this is a great multipurpose carbureter once you understand how
they work and what not to do to them.
In this clip I introduce you to the Quadrajet and begin explaining the
theory of operation of these units.
how to minimize engine bog with a Quadrajet carb
this is to minimize engine bog when the pedal is to the metal. do not over
tighten, very small spring...you want to try 1/4 turns or 1/2...q-jets are
good if tuned properly. also when you are tightening screw it will have
tension on it so keep the screwdriver firm. 1986 gmc sierra single
straightpipe to cherrybomb. you will need a small flathead screwdriver and
a 3/32 allen key. be sure not to tighten to much or else your vacuum
secondary flaps wont open.
See 1976 Chevrolet pickup with Rochester quadrajet upgrade on SBC 350 V8.
We removed the hood, mounted a camera looking down on the air horn, and
took it for a spin, running wide open on an uphill grade. See how the
secondary air valve responds to rpm drop at each upshift of the THM. Also
included is a smoking burnout.
'77 Chevy K20: Quadrajet Choke Pull Off and Fast Idle Cam Observations
1977 Chevy K20. 350 crate engine. Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carburetor with
Truck suffers from unexplained hesitation and bogging when in forward
gears. Tends to rev just fine after a few minutes of mixed idling and high
revving. Checking choke operations as well as a possible sticky fast idle
cam as part of the process of elimination.
- Truck is allowed to idle/warm up until 2:25 mark, at which point the
engine is revved to about 2,000 rpm, and can be heard bogging (a hissing
sound can be heard). The fast idle cam is seen dropping. Fuel flow can be
seen in the glass-cased fuel filter right before the carb as remaining
- The engine is revved again about three more time up until 3:00 minute
mark. The engine revs slightly higher, but the hissing and bogging can
still be heard.
- Engine is revved again at the 3:35 mark, slightly past the 3,000 rpm
mark. Hesitation and hissing still evident, but less so than before.
- Engine revved at the 4:25 mark to about 4,000 rpm. No hesitation or
- Transmission is slowly shift through every gear starting at 4:55 mark.
Shifted back into Park at 5:05 mark.
- Engine revved again at 5:10 and 5:17 marks to 4,000 rpm. No hesitation or
hissing is heard.
To read up on the discussion, please visit the following thread:
How to identify 4 barrel carburetors
Here's a guide to help identify the most common 4bbl carbs including
Edelbrock, Quadrajet, Holley and Thermoquad.
There are a few older or more obsolete carbs not shown including Rochester
4G, Autolite-Motorcraft 4100/4300/4350 and Carter WCFB that I'll detail in
the future provided I can actually find one.