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Re: Variable idle

To: "Scott Gardner" <>
Subject: Re: Variable idle
From: Graham McCann <>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 1997 17:41:48 +1000
At 12:44 am 6/9/97 +0000, Scott Gardner wrote:
>       I'm sure everybody knows the procedure you're referring to, but just 
>in case, I should point out that Eric won't get very far spraying 
>NON-volatile liquid around the carbs.  Eric, use something volatile 
>as heck, such as ether starting fluid.  If you have a vacuum leak in 
>your induction system, it will pull the ether into the intake stream 
>and cause the idle to go up.
>Graham, I know that was certainly a typo, but I could just 
>picture Eric happily spraying water on/around his carbs, wondering 
>why nothing was happening. ;)
>Scott Gardner
No it wasn't.  The almost red hot outlet manifold is just beneath the inlet
manifold and anyone who sprays a flammable  fluid in that ares wants to go
into orbit.

Many people use a soap solution for these checks as tell tale bubbles may
appear, even if it is a sucking leak.

Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
Phone/Fax: +61 2 62889055

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