Cold Carb.??

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Cold Carb.??

Postby dw » Tue May 06, 2008 6:38 am

Can someone tell my why my carb. is getting extremely cold where it bolts to the exhaust manifold while the engine is running. Will it hurt anything?

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Re: Cold Carb.??

Postby George Willer » Tue May 06, 2008 7:27 am

At that point the evaporating gas inside is working exactly the same as the refrigerant in your freezer. I'd be more concerned if it didn't get cold. :lol:
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Re: Cold Carb.??

Postby Tim Martin » Wed May 07, 2008 6:55 am

Exactly as George said - evaporation. When I drag raced we ran alcohol in a pull-through turbo setup. It was neat after a run to see thick frost falling off the carb right next to a glowing red-hot turbo charger.

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Re: Cold Carb.??

Postby flyawa » Wed May 07, 2008 7:34 pm

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Re: Cold Carb.??

Postby phantom » Thu May 08, 2008 12:53 pm

i had an '85 ranger that iced the carb up when i got my gas at one place, but not another. fuel blend could have something to do with it too.
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