Cleaned Out – Stripping and Cleaning the Carburettors on the 1972 Lotus Elan +2

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Whilst having its pre-delivery inspection, the 1972 Lotus Elan +2 developed a slight running issue. So, the Bridge Classic Cars workshop team have taken the carburettors off the car to look into the problem.

After removing the set of carbs from the classic Lotus our technician, Jon, could begin investigating what the issue was. In the carburettor bowls, he found that some sediment had built up and caused some small fuelling issues. So, the entire set-up was methodically stripped down to its base components before each individual piece was cleaned, inspected and tested before being put back together and refit to the car.

After this, the car was run up and then road tested, coming back with an all-clear from the workshop team ahead of its new life with its new owner.

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