Oh the embarrassment, I can't keep her going at the light.

Tom Wheeler the74impala at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 26 19:50:53 PDT 2008

So I go out to start up Katya (Cot-E-ah) (my wife named her that since I have said if we have a girl someday that would be her name and she thinks this will stop that from happening) for the second time in about 6 months, and she idles crazy.  It was doing this before, but it was like 34 degrees as a high and about 15 for a low (F).  I didn't care if it was a high idle, I was just trying to get somewhere.  Anyhow, I messed around with the knob by the carbs on the left side, and either it would go to 3000 rpm and sit there, or just a little back, and it would die.  Does this mean I need a valve adjustment.  I will not disclose at this time the last time it was done, to avoid ridicule.  Oh, who cares, I have never done it.  It has 21K miles on it and the guy I bought it from had it done I am guessing around 8K, right before I bought it.  I did Seafoam last fall and it didn't hurt, but I don't think it made a big difference.  It runs fine going along, but its embarrassing at lights to have to restart...restart...restart.
Thanks in advance.

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