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Carburetor Service?

By EvanJames - 11 July 2012 31

I’d like to utilise the Hive Mind about where to get my poor old Suzuki’s carburetor fixed. It’s gulping petrol and propping a bit, and after having its electricals all re-done, suspicion has shifted to the carby and fuel level being the problem (something about a float).

Carburetors being rare things these days, it appears that normal mechanics no longer fix them. Any recommendations?

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Carburetor Service?
Skidd Marx 3:56 pm 12 Jul 12

The guy at Dyno-tune in Mitchell is a guru with carbs although his name escapes me. He’s very reasonable too.

CoffinRX2 2:58 pm 12 Jul 12

Kev knows his carbies pretty well, and his head mechanic Matt loves playing/fixing things you can actually do with a screwdriver and tools, rather than plugging into a computer. They are big into their V8 stuff, all carby fed stuff. They’ll be the ones in charge of my carby camaro when it gets here. …. If you havent already called, tell them Damo/Racing Ready said to call

Guys at Hume? I’d be assuming you mean Ed and the guys at Autotech? yes they play with racecars and exotics, but also work on normal daily drive stuff as well, havent had any work done there personally, but havent heard any bad stories either.

EvanJames said :

I started to get my hopes up at the Lonsdale St place, but suspect it’s the old SDs who have decamped to Murrumbateman. Apparently, a carburettor is a several-day job and I’m not camping out there, no way.

This Kev person sounds promising… will see what he reckons for sure, thanks. Has anyone tried the people in Hume? Their ad looks like racing cars and exotics. I had a bad experience with some 4WD mob turning their noses up at my zook, despite it having seen more rough country than most of their soft-handed customers. So I’d hate for a carby mob to do the same thing.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to find people to look after a plain old carburettor-engined car. Emphasis on the “old”.

Bits of it are getting old and cracked, but the people who service it put more oil and filters in, and turn a blind eye to the wheels about to fall off, or the electricals which are a shocking-hazard (both actually happened).

EvanJames 10:31 am 12 Jul 12

Two more to try… Qbn is tricky as I work in Canberra but for such a vital thing it might be worth it. (not Murrumbateman though).

Pots 10:13 am 12 Jul 12

Yep, it was SD. Must have been more than a couple of years ago! But also for the last decade or so I have been taking my oldie to John Res mechanical at Queanbeyan. 62978557 They definitely know how to fix a carby.

willo 3:19 am 12 Jul 12

bruce at performance plus in qbyn is fairly good and is a former employee of sd tuning

EvanJames 11:45 pm 11 Jul 12

I started to get my hopes up at the Lonsdale St place, but suspect it’s the old SDs who have decamped to Murrumbateman. Apparently, a carburettor is a several-day job and I’m not camping out there, no way.

This Kev person sounds promising… will see what he reckons for sure, thanks. Has anyone tried the people in Hume? Their ad looks like racing cars and exotics. I had a bad experience with some 4WD mob turning their noses up at my zook, despite it having seen more rough country than most of their soft-handed customers. So I’d hate for a carby mob to do the same thing.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to find people to look after a plain old carburettor-engined car. Emphasis on the “old”. Bits of it are getting old and cracked, but the people who service it put more oil and filters in, and turn a blind eye to the wheels about to fall off, or the electricals which are a shocking-hazard (both actually happened).

willo 7:56 pm 11 Jul 12

mad_kiwi said :

this crowd know subarus inside out
http://www.subaroo.com.au/home.htm

what you say is true….but since the op’s car is a suzuki your recommendation is hardly relevant…….

Pork Hunt 6:29 pm 11 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

I realise this isn’t helpful, but:

Running carbies in the canberra climate is the worst. Just the worst.

Would you care to elaborate?

Having said that, my bike is fuel injected and my car is a turbo diesel…

CoffinRX2 5:29 pm 11 Jul 12

Kev at Canberra Total Service and Repair Belco, 6251 3888 He’s pretty good with playing around with Carbies

Felix the Cat 4:31 pm 11 Jul 12

I think 460cixy is right. Looks like they are in Murrumbateman these days – http://www.sdcartuning.com.au/

460cixy 3:40 pm 11 Jul 12

Pots is that the old sd tuning or what ever they were called? Very good but not sure there still there any more bradons for lattes now not car servicing sadly

devils_advocate 1:31 pm 11 Jul 12

I realise this isn’t helpful, but:

Running carbies in the canberra climate is the worst. Just the worst.

Pots 12:23 pm 11 Jul 12

Pretty sure this is the bomb:

Canberra Carburettor Services: 62476850
Address: Rear 7 Lonsdale St, Braddon, Australian Capital Territory, 2601

They did a great job cleaning up a pair of Stromberg CD’s for me a couple of years ago.

Rawhide Kid Part3 12:05 pm 11 Jul 12

Carburetor? Whats that?

mad_kiwi 11:38 am 11 Jul 12

this crowd know subarus inside out
http://www.subaroo.com.au/home.htm

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