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    Synchronizing SU carburetors?

    Hello out there! Could anyone recommend a good garage/mechanic in or near the East Bay (near SF, CA) who could properly adjust and sync the SU carbs on my Mini Cooper? The car runs ok but I know they are not correctly set. Thanks!

    Paul

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    Re: Synchronizing SU carburetors?

    Hello Paul,
    why do you say that they are not right? It is relatively easy to set, however, either by ear with a piece of hose or with an air flow gauge.
    The basic procedure is to disconnect the link between the two carburettors then adjust the idle so that both are equal in air flow, keeping to the idle speed you want, then reconnect the throttle.
    If you then blip the throttles you should see the pistons rise more or less at the same rate. This is not a procedure that should need doing very often, indeed there is little requirement to adjust these once set up. They do not go out of tune, just keep the dashpots topped up and occasionally clean inside the dashpots and pistons with a solvent cleaner.

    Alec

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    Re: Synchronizing SU carburetors?

    One of the BEST Mini places in the USA is very near. Mini Mania

    Mini Mania
    870 Gold Flat Road
    Nevada City, CA 95959-3200 USA

    Telephone: 530-470-8300
    Toll Free Order Line: 800-94MANIA
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