Despite general good performance, the carburetor is often called a lot of names and blamed for almost everything that can happen to a vehicle aside from flat tire and crumpled fenders.
Many mechanics are apt to make a hasty diagnosis and say, “Maybe it is the carburetor”, and then proceed to work as if that statement was a fact instead of a wild guess. Of course, carburetors – even the best of them – do go wrong on occasion. But blaming everything on the carburetor covers entirely too much territory. A better plan is to dig into the actual cause first, then place the blame where it really belongs and work from that angle.
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Don’t always blame the carb!