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manual choke good idea?on my 78

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:36 PM
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hey i got a 78 k5 dosnt start withouht starter fluid so i figured out the choke dosnt close i held it closed and fired right up so i figured id put one of the 8.99 manual chokes in is that a good idea ?

oh yeh what years are interchangable for a 78k5
 

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do you have to leave the choke on to keep it running?
 
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:48 PM
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Do you have a thermal or electric choke on there now?

You could go manual, but why? Fix what's there and go with it. The thermal choke on my K5 works great.
 
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Originally Posted by swartlkk View Post
Do you have a thermal or electric choke on there now?

You could go manual, but why? Fix what's there and go with it. The thermal choke on my K5 works great.
thermal? i've seen electric and manual.

i agree with trying to fix what you have or going aftermarket if you got the coinage.
 
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thermal? i've seen electric and manual.
Well if you haven't seen it, it must not exist...
 
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Originally Posted by swartlkk View Post
Well if you haven't seen it, it must not exist...

im not contradicting you kyle, im just saying im curious
 
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my choke just flops around it dosnt even seem like its connected t anything as soon as you start it and let go it runs fine all day
 
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Look on the passenger side of the carb. There should either be a large electric choke can or an arm that extends down into a little tin cover located on the intake manifold.

If you have the arm that extends down towards the intake manifold, this would be the automatic thermal choke setup. The cover just pulls straight up. The arm should go into a loop on the end of a coil. It could be that the arm is disconnected at the coil or the coil could be broken. Or, all of this could be missing entirely.
 
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sounds like almost a linkage issue, something isn't connected right
 
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Originally Posted by Spectreblazer View Post
sounds like almost a linkage issue, something isn't connected right
Captain Obvious right on schedule!
 

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