1978 Datsun 620 P/U, Idle problem

07-09-2006, 10:44 PM
I recently replaced my carburator witha Holley that appeared axactly as the factory unit. When I started the truck the idle was extremelt high. I haven't been able to get it to go back down. I even put the old carb back on, but that didn't work either. I am almost possitive that there are no crossed or forgotten vaccum lines. I have tried the idle adjustment screw on the carb, but it has no effect. Even the local mechanic couldn't figure it out. If anyone has any idea what is going on please help me out.

07-26-2006, 08:32 PM
sounds like a vaccum leak before the carb.

check the intake manifold gasket and carb-to-intake gasket for leaks.
also look for any unconnected vaccum lines.

to test an intake manifold gasket all you have to do is take some non-chlorinated (important) carb cleaner or brakecleen and spray around the gasket with the engine running. if the idle gets faster, you have found your leak. the idle increased because the engine sucked in the cleaner and used it as fuel.

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