Re - Oh the embarrassment; I can't keep her going at the light

schnowz schnowz at
Sun Apr 27 17:38:19 PDT 2008

I doubt it's the valves.
Sounds like either a clogged pilot jet..or an air leak ..

 Pete S

> 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 lig
> hts to have to restart...restart...restart.
> Thanks in advance.
> Tom
> Louisville 

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