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Out of the blue my vitesse 1600 lost power and stopped. Had one start with full choker on hot engine. Very high revs and a supecious synthetic smell. Ignition okay, compression okay, fuel okay. Have to had it towed to my garage. It was raining and dusk had settled on. Suspected the diaghrams and when I lifted the top of the carbs the front one was jamed. I.e, I had to use a soft hammer to get i loose and had to use substantial force to pull it of. The piston and needle was jamed. I replaced the piston, centralized and all, and have the piston to run alright. Enhine wont start, no fuel through front carb - at least three dry front plugs , compared to vissible wet three rear plugs. I checked both floath and replaced the needle valves. I blew air through visible holes, cleaned up and reassembled and fitted. Still no fuel to the front three cylinders - dessert dry plugs. When I blew air into tthe carb it pull up fuel fron the float chamber al right, meaning no cludging here. How can the carb get in a state like this? Fire? How come there's no fuel passing through the carb? Will a sufficient big leak in the inlet manifold take all suction power out of the carb?(I did saw some unusual smokw when the engine was running for a few seconds full choked and with very high revs.) Any comments most welcome. Thansk, Flemming