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Choke causes engine to slow and die when cold.

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kansanbrit Phil H
Bonner Springs, KS, USA   USA
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I believe it is vacuum retard on the GT6 and I would expect to see some difference if the tube is pinched or disconnected. It was done for emissions purposes. I would try disconnecting it and setting the timing to somewhere around 10 deg before TDC and then see what you have, as an experiment. Might or might not help the choke issue but may make the car go better.

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jerry.tr3a Jerry Goulet
Abbotsford, BC, Canada   CAN
Hi Phil - I'll try some variations of advance and retard angles as you state to "experiment". However it has started to snow here (again!), so it'll be a few days until until I can test.
Cheers



Jerry Goulet
TR3A & GT6 MK3

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