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05-15-2005, 06:42 PM
Hi guys,

I have an '86 900s and am getting started on the mechanical and was wondering if anyone has some ideas for my ailments.

Right now I'm having trouble getting the thing air. It starts and runs but it revs erratically because it wants to stall then it gives itself some gas to keep running and the idle drops to stalling again and it all starts over. Vacuum line issue?

The other thing is it doesn't hold a charge. I jump it in St Paul and drive it on about 25 miles of freeway to my home and it runs great on the freeway and of course has sputtering issues in my neighborhood but I get it to the driveway and it conks and I go to start it and nothing, not even an attempt to turn over. The battery is totally dead but it ran for 25 miles so it can't be the alternator right?

Anyhow those are the two things I'm starting with.

Thanks for listening,

06-06-2005, 12:46 AM
there is a vacum leak issue. it may be the oil dipstick isnt seated or sealed properly.

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