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Hi, finally Gina stay at home! I drove Gina from the south of Italy to Rome, 490 km at least 100 km/h. Gina drank a liter of petrol every 12 km. I think not so bad. Only one (big) problem: after a slight downhill stretch, stopping, the engine turns off, and engulfs itself. Hard to start again but then it runs perfectly ... problably too much gasoline in carburetor, i have to check settings and float. This morning I tried to turn on Gina, start with difficulty and seems to do it better without choke. Then I can not move the gear lever back and forth, if I try it scratch! Can it be that the engine runs too fast? One of the carburetor microswitch wires is broken, but this should not affect the forward and reverse lever, and the flooding, right? I'm starting to get sad ... How can I check the correct functioning of the float?
It sounds like the engine is idling too fast. If that happens the clutch will start to engage and it will make it hard or near impossible to select drive or reverse.
The starting and flooding issue you describe could well be the float in the carburettor. It is intended to stop fuel flow when the chamber is full. Most likely this will be because the jet attached to the float is dirty and not seating well, or it could be that the float does not float anymore!
I'm not sure of an easy way to check it but if you were happy to remove the carburettor you could simply see if it worked by blowing into the fuel line and moving the float. If it is in good order the fuel line would stop allowing air through when the float is at the top, but allow air flow when it is moved down into the float chamber.
You should fix that broken wire. It may not be the cause of this issue, but I believe it has something to do with the control of the variomatic transmission. If this isn't fixed you could find issues where the gearbox does not change up or down correctly. I think it is part of the vacuum control system on this model. Anyone else have better information ?
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