So, having (probably) eliminated the fuel supply as a source of the kangaroo-ing,(see Fuel On The Roof topic) a vacuum leak is probably favorite
I can’t find a vacuum leak by blowing butane over the pipework and inlet manifold. Most of the complex system of vacuum hoses (which I don’t understand) was disconnected and blanked off as a response to running problems a couple of years ago.
Over the past couple of months I’ve painted sunflower oil over the carburettor and inlet manifold in the hope it’d seal off any leaks. My main concern was that this would cause the throttle to stick, but short test drives have been OK
Time to go for inspection. since I’ve already got a late fine and more penalties loom (Told myself its only 20 quid but these days its 27. Brexit is costing me money)
What could possibly go wrong?
Car performed impeccably on the 20k ish drive into the city centre testing station (well, there’s a rythmic pulsing through the steering that wasn’t there before but the engine response was fine.)
Looking like that sunflower oil soaking might have done the trick.
The “What could possibly go wrong” question was answered by a big cloud of steam in the testing bay. Apparently the fan wasn’t working and the static revving for the emissions test popped the cork.
Still passed (Huzzah!), in fact they might have skipped a bit to get rid of it, but limping it back home, stopping to dribble ditch water over the radiator a few times, was a bit fraught and tedious.
(No free parking in the city any more AFAIK. Taiwan’s anarchic charm is fading fast and soon it’ll be a bigger PITA than…well…The Yook)
Can you guess yet?