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Carb Problem?

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My 1972 BMW 2002 has developed what I think may be a carb problem but I need some advise. Recently the points and fuel filter were replaced. The engine ran flawlessly immediately after the replacement up until about 100 miles whereupon it just died while I was going 45 MPH and would not restart. With the use of some starter fluid, I was able to restart it and it ran flawlessly for about 15 miles whereupon it died while I was cruising at about 35 MPH and would not restart. I expect it could be restarted now with starter fluid and would again run for some unknown duration and then die on me again. It has spark but seems to randomly cut off while driving at full speed. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Does it cut out while driving at with a light and even throttle? Or after a period of heavy throttle?

Kinda sounds like the float bowl could be emptying. Make sure that your float level is adjusted properly and that your fuel pump can deliver plenty of fuel.

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Condenser.

Try putting the old one back on.

I've had 2 in the last 20 years do this- one simply refused to run

after 10 minutes,

the other took time to die- just like yours.

Both times, there was a yellow spark- not enough to run the car.

Something to rule out, anywhich.

t

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....blocked fuel pick up in the tank?

rubber fuel hoses sucking air because they're rotted?

fuel pump failing?

lots of dirt somewhere in the carb?

bad wiring to coil, distrib ?

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