Make: Fiat (as in Fix It Again, Tony)
Model: Mk1.2 Panda 750 (5 speed manual, pre-euro 1 (carb+manual choke))
Kilometers: 73 000 (not to be trusted)
Recent reparations: Bougies, Bobine, Air Filter, Coolant tube, Idle speed uptune (all done home)
I have a carbureted 1992 Fiat Panda that runs into a strange issue lately.
One way or another, whenever the engine is cold, it is able to start while rolling, but as soon as I depress the clutch for a stop, it stalls.
It is now starting to get worse; to actually start the engine I now have to open the choke, pull the key, release the clutch, let the starter motor get the car in motion (!) and then the engine kicks in. And as soon as I press the clutch to stop the car it stalls again, only to become twice as hard to start.
This only applies to when the engine is cold; after 30 seconds of continuous driving the problem disappears. But not counting the fact that it would be very bad for both engine and starter, it is very annoying and even dangerous to limp on an intersection while the engine tries as hard as it can not to stall...
Could an engine require a minimum load to run (as opposed to a minimum speed)? Or would it be more like that the clutch is bad? The car seems to run smoothly aside from that little issue.