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Offline 200sxian86

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Not idling right??
« on: 02:25:00 AM / 10-Jul-16 »
Hey guys, so I'm new to club s12, I bought an 86 a little while ago for a good price because it needed a couple things. Basic info on it is that it has a dual cam ka swap, front end is mostly from an s13. Anyways, I replaced the power steering and also rewired the switch that came in it which is to prime it. The guy I got it from said that he put a Walbro electric fuel pump and switch to start it so it would be harder to steal. But don't know if that's the case. Basically the car wouldn't hold a charge and wouldn't stay idling if I didn't have my foot of the gas. So after I read wired the switch I hoped it would fix the idle part. It didn't. I thought it was just a cold start thing but even when I drive it for like 30 minutes, it will still die at a light or stop sign or even down hill if I don't keep giving it gas. If anyone has ideas on what it could be please let me know, I couldn't find anything when I searched for it. Thanks!

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Offline kelso840

Re: Not idling right??
« Reply #1 on: 12:34:21 AM / 11-Jul-16 »
Bring up your idle until it doesn't die?
Infrequently driving an s12.

Offline sideways_s12

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Re: Not idling right??
« Reply #2 on: 05:57:39 PM / 11-Jul-16 »
Check for vacuum leaks. When you put your foot on the gas does it smooth out?

Offline deucekazoo

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Re: Not idling right??
« Reply #3 on: 08:07:18 AM / 12-Jul-16 »
I second checking for vacuum leaks. If you can replace all your vacuum lines. I did this on mine and the cars runs and idles so much better.

Offline ndd

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Re: Not idling right??
« Reply #4 on: 08:23:25 PM / 18-Jul-16 »
I use carb cleaner with a red nozzle and spray small amounts near vacuum hoses if idle picks up you found leak