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

Tom Wheeler the74impala at
Mon Apr 28 07:43:32 PDT 2008

So am I going to have to pull the carbs????

> From: schnowz at> To: gpzlist at> Subject: Re - Oh the embarrassment; I can't keep her going at the light> Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 20:38:19 -0400> > 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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