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Old 08-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Question Engine stalls when braking

I have a small size European car ('97 Skoda Felicia) 1.3 liter, carburetor engine. Nothing fancy about it, a normal car with power booster and disc/drum brakes.

My problem is this: with car stationary and engine idling, if I depress the brake pedal several times in a QUICK succession, the engine will stall. Everything is fine under normal driving conditions, the brakes are strong, braking is effortless, exactly as it should.

I couldn't find anywhere a reasonable explanation and cause of this issue.

Can you help?
Thank you.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Firstly, you car doesn't have a Carb, it has Single Point Injection. Similar in the look under the bonnet, not not a Carb.

To be honest this isn't uncommon, especially if the engine idles slightly slower than the norm (700 or 800rpm). It's the same as when you use electrical items such as lights and A/C in some cases, as you are using more of the car's systems, you're using more energy from it. I don't think you need worry, just don't keep pumping the brakes!

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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My car has a carburetor made by Pierburg (model 2E3).
See photo below of my engine with air filter removed.
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