A carburettor system is designed to mix gasoline with air in the right ratio so that the engine runs optimally. The type of engine you have will determine which carburettor system is used. For instance, in high-performance engines, the carburettor increases the amount of fuel and oxygen that’s needed to boost the performance of the engine. High-performance carburettors utilise a series of fixed and variable jets, pumps, passages and ports. The basic components of a carburettor system include the idle and low-speed system, choke system, acceleration pump system, float systems and high speed or main metring system. The carburettor can also be adjusted manually by an experienced mechanic to ensure that the engine is not underpowered or runs too rich.
You will know that there is a problem with the carburettor if the engine keeps stalling, does not start or does not power up adequately. If you experience any of these problems, it’s important to get the vehicle inspected by an experienced mechanic. The mechanic may then either recommend rebuilding the carburettor with new parts or buying a new one.
Carburettors were outdated over two decades ago in the developed world and replaced with fuel injection systems. That has made finding carburettor parts difficult for owners of old and used cars which predate the 90s. That said at 123spareparts.co.uk we sell high-quality carburettor parts including acceleration pumps, chokes, valves, etc. The best way to find the right parts for your vehicle is to search via part number. If you still need help do not hesitate to get in touch with us right away.