[TR] TR250 problem

Dave1massey at cs.com Dave1massey at cs.com
Wed May 11 06:37:03 MDT 2011

In a message dated 5/10/2011 4:35:02 PM Central Daylight Time, 
fogbro1 at comcast.net writes: 
> "Possible ideas on another 250 issue I’m having as of yesterday. Ran some 
> errands yesterday. After my first stop (20 minutes running, 20 minutes 
> stopped) it took me three or four tries to get the car restarted. Once started 
> I went home to pick a few more things up and when I went back out to go I 
> had the same issue with starting (This car NEVER starts hard). Once started 
> I went on about my business, but after about a ½ mile the engine began to 
> sputter and then died. I coasted into a parking lot and stopped. I could 
> immediately restart the car without issue but after 2 seconds it would 
> sputter and die. <snip>

Check the easy stuff first.  The easiest is to check if the tank is venting 
properly.  Open the cas cap.  If you get a big rush of air, there's your 
problem.  Check the lines to/from the charcoal canister.

If that isn't it try disconnecting the float bowl vent lines that run to 
the charcoal canister and see if that helps.

More difficult: check to see if the float bowl is overflowing.  This could 
be caused by crud in the needle valve and can come and go.  It could be 
caused by the float sinking or coming loose from the pivot.

Good luck.


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