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    Hi all

    Just looking to see if the manual choke setup on my 504 is as it should be. The carburetor in question is a Solex SEIEA.

    The problem that I'm having seems to be coming from the 'cam' mounted on the back of the carburetor itself that applies a small amount of throttle when the choke is activated.

    This 'cam' has a small risen section which prevents the choke from being set at anything between half-way and off (Butterflies fully-open). The dash mounted choke lever is very stiff, and 'pops' straight out to half way because of this. (No amount of WD-40 has helped)

    This means for the first few minutes of driving, the car runs like an absolute dog, because there can either be too much choke or not enough...

    Is this how the choke should be? (It's worth noting that the choke-components are from an automatic 504)

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    Tom,
    A dob of grease on the choke/fast idle cam may prevent it from "flicking" on or off.
    I've found WD40 to have its uses but as a lube...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Tom,
    A dob of grease on the choke/fast idle cam may prevent it from "flicking" on or off.
    I've found WD40 to have its uses but as a lube...?
    Thanks for the tip. A little bit of grease made it a lot better.

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    I remember this problem is common, but can't remember what I did apart from grease. Perhaps smooth it off with fine sandpaper, in the direction of travel ?

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