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My garage: Willys MB, Ford GPW, Dodge WC52, M35A2, Steyr Puch Pinzgauer 710M;
Location: Austria - Tirol - EUROPE

Re: Overheating?

Post by Heinz »

Hi in the Forum!
I had the overheating problem too with my WC52, but only when moving up mountains with higher acceleration - I found out that my engine was running lean - that problem disappeared as soon as I adjusted the gas mixture to "more rich" on the adjusting screw outside of the carb.

My carburetor is a Carter - on this carburetor it is also important that the gasket of the carb - cover is 100% intakt, otherwise the gas mixture gets lean as well.
As mentioned further up in an earlier post a lean running engine can be diagnosed by a look into the exhaust endpipe - if it is not dark black there, your engine may run lean and will overheat.
June J
Technician 3rd Grade
Technician 3rd Grade
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My garage: 1942 Dodge WC 53
1941 Willys MB
1960 M38A1 Nekaf
Location: New Zealand

Re: Overheating?

Post by June J »

Thanks Heinz,
I have solved the problem, it was a faulty temperature gauge.

Kind regards

1942 Dodge WC 53
1941 Willys MB
1960 M-38A1 Nekaf