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.
Identifying Quadrajet vacuum ports
I always see a lot of questions about what various vacuum ports do on a
Here's a general guide that will point you in the right direction.
Remember that there were many different Qjets over the years and vacuum
port locations and number will vary. This video is representative of
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 debog your Quadrajet part 3
In the first two videos we looked at operational theory of the Quadrajet.
In this episode we'll explore a couple mistakes the home mechanic often
makes in an effort to improve the performance of this unit.
How to adjust carburetor mixture screws
Here's how to find and adjust the mixture screws on your carburetor.
Note that metering-block style carbs such as Holley and Demon more often
have one or 2 mixture screws in each metering block depending on the number
of venturi. Also those may not be located at the bottom of the carb as in
Quadrajet air leak fix and warped air horn repair tutorial.
How to identify a Quadrajet with a warped air horn without diss assembly or
running it on a car. These tips would have saved me time and money which is
why I made this video. I also discus how to repair a warped air horn and
prevent your air horn from warping in the first place. If you have a
whistling noise just off idle then you got some work to do. You will never
get your engine tuned right, your cold start performing or decent fuel
economy unless your four barrel carburetor is just right. Special thanks to
Cliff Ruggles for his book Rochester Quadrajet carburetors and to my
brother Adrian who spent hours on tuning and fitting.
See this video for description of the technique I used to straighten a
warped air horn.
here is a technique for re-bushing the throttle shaft without drilling.
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.
My brother-in-law and his father... His father started adjusting the carb
some. Now I know why Edelbrock says his carbs are ready to go straight out
of the box... Not enough adjustments and backfire if you do try to make
adjustments with what you have to work with... NO FATHERS WERE HARMED IN
THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO...
How to adjust Quadrajet/Dualjet fast idle
Quadrajet/Dualjet Rochesters have a fast idle adjustment screw that is
separate from the base idle screw.
Here's how to locate it.
Note: Ever since Charter "fixed" my internet and cable after the lightning
strike, it hasn't worked right. Go figure. So, if you see this posted then
I was finally successful in getting a video uploaded.
Clean a Carburetor Without Rebuilding it and Save Money
Do you own a car or truck that has a carburetor. Are you trying to get your
car to pass a smog check. Do you think you need a tune up.
Have you noticed that on youtube that other videos show you how to clean
the carburetor choke, but that does not clean anything inside the
carburetor. So the other videos don't really help you make your car run
In this example the Holley 2150 2 barrel carburetor, on a 1979 FORD 302 or
5.0 litter engine.
How to clean a carburetor cheaply and without having to remove it from the
engine. This is a way that I avoided having to rebuild my carburetor due to
it not working correctly. The problem that I had with mine was that when I
gave it the gas it had a dead spot. In other words I'd be going along and
give it the gas and it would cough and stall. A friend showed me that by
only squirting carburetor cleaner into the fuel bowl and running the engine
that it would clean it out.
I tried what he told me to do. I ran about half a can of carb cleaner
through the carburetor with the engine running and then went for a drive. I
got down the road about a mile and entered into the freeway. There was a
car coming fast and I was not up to speed and I gave it the gas and it
stalled like it used to. I put the transmission into 2nd gear and floored
it and that blew out what ever was plugging it up and it has run like new
since. This solved the problem I was having, does it sound like a problem
you have. Give it a try.
If you try this and it works then you have fixed your problem for under 5
dollars, and won't spend hundreds of dollars having a mechanic work on your
car. It also helps if you do this before going for a smog check, it will
help you pass.
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