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Amateb8

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1964 Fiat 600 D
« on: September 17, 2016, 10:54:52 AM »
The car's engine stalls/dies whilst driving. When the engine stopped, I tried to start it whilst still moving by pressing, and then releasing the clutch and pressing the gas slightly. It did not start. When the car ground to a halt. It started on the third try using the ignition key. Everything seemed normal again, until the following day. The engine stopped again whilst on the move. I pushed the car to the side. This time it would not start. The engine was turning fine, but would not start. After an hour, it started again. it drives normally again - strange.

What could be the problem? Is it the fuel pump and /or coil? Proeitti gave it a full service back in May 2016. Can you help?

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Re: 1964 Fiat 600 D
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 01:04:16 PM »
Sounds like it could be rust in the fuel tank.

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Re: 1964 Fiat 600 D
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 12:10:59 PM »
Hi Rusty,
Many thanks. I'll have it checked.I'll probably change the fuel pump and coil, both of which are readily available. Is the fuel pump a simple bolt-on job? Is the coil make/model specific to a Fiat 600D?


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Re: 1964 Fiat 600 D
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 12:13:24 PM »
I've got a spare coil from for my Bis, though its shape isn't cylindrical. The connectors are different as well.

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Re: 1964 Fiat 600 D
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 05:07:30 PM »
 Do you know what this full service by Proietti has included?
 
 I would start with checking the carburetor and valve clearances.
 
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Re: 1964 Fiat 600 D
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 11:32:29 PM »
I checked the receipt:

Remove carb and carb base, strip and clean carb, renew gaskets, filter and needle valve. Attempt to free off base plunger. Supply and overhaul good second hand base. Reset tappets, renew rocker cover gasket. Reset points and check and adjust timing. Change oil and remove and clean filter (centrifugal). Renew seal and refit.

Replaced rocker cover gasket
Carb gasket kit
Oil filter seal
Carb base and plunger

Weirdly, I checked the oil. It looks like they did not, in fact, change the oil. It is still quite dark.


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Re: 1964 Fiat 600 D
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 06:13:30 PM »
I've driven the car for the last three days for about an hour each time. It drove well, without any issues!

At the time, perhaps there was some blockage (rust) from the fuel tank, as Rusty stated. I'll get the fuel tank checked for debris.

Just thinking about my 126 Bis, it has been so reliable, and stress free! 

 

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