In our workshops this week we have a 1987 Lada Riva with some running issues. The car looked and felt to be starving of fuel so we needed to look into what could have been the cause.
Firstly, the air filter is severely clogged up so a replacement air filter was ordered.
With the top removed we also noticed that the recently fitted carb had a perished gasket so whilst everything was out of the space we looked at rebuilding the carb with new gaskets.
She’s running much better but still has a flat spot when pulling away so more work is needed to diagnose the underlying problem.