GVX19 New Reader
Nov. 27, 2009 9:39 a.m.

Can anyone help me fix the idle speed?

The car idles at 2k in park. I need it to run closer to 1k.



AngryCorvair SuperDork
Nov. 27, 2009 11:05 a.m.

i got nothing for you, but i know you can figure it out. if it's not throwing a code, look for vacuum leaks or binding in the linkage/cable.

many years ago, you said to me, "you know, that tire would already be off the ground if your shock wasn't broke in two." and you were right.

benzbaron Reader
Nov. 27, 2009 2:27 p.m.

+1 on vacuum. The vacuum system on these cars is a real pain. Check the connection and vacuum tubes for leaks, I hear people do it with ether or carb cleaner and see if the idle changes when the volatile solvent is sprayed on a fitting, meaning you have a leak.

Good luck!

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

That's What i Like: What Attracts Us to Specific Cars?

1 hour ago in Articles

I just spent 10 days in one of my new favorite cars: the 2017 VW GTE.

Your Projects: Wide-Body, V8-Powered Porsche 944

21 hours ago in News

Wing, flares, V8 swap and more!

You Need This: Eclipse!

21 hours ago in News

Today's special.

Your Projects: Boosted and Flared E30 BMW

23 hours ago in News

Another forum member put it best: “This build is absolutely mental. And I mean that in the best possible way.”

You Need This: 1990 Suzuki Carry 4WD Mini-Truck

1 day ago in News

It looks cool, matches our cargo shorts, and makes little sense.

Concours d’Lemons: Showcasing the Best of the Worst and the Worst of the Best

1 day ago in Articles

This year’s Concours d’Lemons celebrated two cars rarely associated with the glitz and glamor of Monterey.

You Need This: Gullwing Doors and Exotic Styling for Just $1500

1 day ago in News

Meet some brown ’70s awesomeness.

Acura Unveils New Prototype Race Car in Monterey

3 days ago in News

Acura yesterday unveiled the new Acura ARX-05 prototype race car.

We're Back In Monterey for Car Week

3 days ago in News

And so it begins, another trip to Monterey Car Week.

Mark Your Calendars: August 18 Is Wear Your Helmet to Work Day

4 days ago in News

Wear your racing gear to work and win prizes.

You Need This: A Real 1LE Camaro

4 days ago in News

Chevy only built 62 1LE Camaros that year.

Little Car Show: Celebrating All Things Quirky and Small

4 days ago in Articles

As the name suggests, the Little Car Show is all about little cars.


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More