1979 Datsun 280zx Hard starting, wont idle, what I should check?

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1979 Datsun 280zx Hard starting, wont idle, what I should check?

Postby FranklinBush » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:30 am

Runs great on the road. Hard starting, wont idle, loads up. Starts well when its warmed up. Any suggestions as to what I should check? Thank you!!
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Re: 1979 Datsun 280zx Hard starting, wont idle, what I should check?

Postby centralcoaster33 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:05 pm

You could check timing (cold vs warmed up) and clean up the carb I think. You could check your plug gaps. Make sure your filters aren't clogged. Hard to start as in fire up or hard to turn over as in the starter is struggling? If the latter, check battery, ground and alternator.

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Re: 1979 Datsun 280zx Hard starting, wont idle, what I should check?

Postby 04pathse » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:01 pm

Maybe it is the choke.


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