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Re: Variable Idle

To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: Variable Idle
From: (Eric R. Stephen)
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 00:53:03 -0400 (EDT)
Reply-To: bk996@FreeNet.Carleton.CA
Thanks to all for the replies.  Just got in from a six hour oil change;-)
Since I was under the car anyway (just having on hand a replacement oil
pan gasket to replace the one that is leaking slightly) I decided to go
ahead with the operation.  Anyone who has attempted this on an MGA will
understand that there are five bolts in rather difficult access positions
at the front of the pan.  Removal was a snap!  Took the pan to a local
service station where I proceeded to scrape about a 1/4" of rock solid
debris off the bottom of the pan.  Polished up the pan and on my return
the block surface, applied the requisite ring of grease to hold the gasket,
and starting putting the bolts back in.  Then came the "front five". 
After two hours of hell, I had managed 3 of 5.  The remaining two (extreme
left and right) required that I obtain the use of a thin fingered neighbor
to finally get the d**m things started and finally tightened.  Long story
short, filled with oil and leaks!  If there is an easier way to
get the front bolts in, I love to hear!

Back to the "idle" issue.  Would someone kindly suggest to this newbie
where the liquid should be sprayed (intimate detail if possible).  In
addition, it would be great to get some consensus on "volatile vs.

1960 MGA 1600 Roadster  

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