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Noah Dorsey
06-20-2015, 06:10 PM
I'm having a heck of a time trying to adjust my Solex 4A1 Carburetor.

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Kyle Martin helped explain a few things to me over the phone, but having someone help me via skype would be awesome. Let me know if you can help, I'd really appreciate it!

Paul Steinberg
06-20-2015, 11:20 PM
This might help.......

https://www.google.com/#q=adjustment+my+solex+4a1+carburetor

or

http://forum.w116.org/mechanicals/solex-carbs/

The only thing that I remember about them is that they are difficult, and that is an understatement. That is why all my Mercedes since 1967 were diesels, except for the last one.

Noah Dorsey
06-20-2015, 11:27 PM
The only thing that I remember about them is that they are difficult, and that is an understatement.

Hearing that from you makes me even more worried!

Paul Steinberg
06-20-2015, 11:52 PM
Read the links that I provided, and get the better gasket kit. Do a lot of studying, and you will learn how to repair them, and eventually, you will become the guru of that particular carburetor. There are people that only work on Carter AFB's, and others that will only work on Quadrajets. Carburetors, as simple as they are represented to be, require a high level of knowledge of how they work, and what goes wrong with them. I know the Rochester brand of Carburetors, up till they switched to the Quadrajet, however, I never learned the Quadrajet, and I don't even attempt to understand them. Carburetor repair people are either general practitioners that work on all makes and models, or they are specialists. You need to either become the specialist, or find a competent one. See if there is a local independent Mercedes Benz specialist that is willing to help you resolve the issue at a reasonable price.

John ED Renstrom
06-21-2015, 01:20 PM
one can fiddle a long time on the outside trying to solve a internal problem.