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 Post subject: Engine idle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 am 
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My 239 will not idle properly. It idles fine for a few seconds and then kills. It runs fine at higher RPMs. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks, Ronnie

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 Post subject: Re: Engine idle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:46 pm 
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My 6 cyl had a similar problem Found that the intake had rotted through into the exhaust. It could be seen pretty easily after i removed the carb.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine idle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:37 pm 
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My first thought, FWIW, is a vacuum leak. Have you checked the wiper (and maybe the heater valve) plumbing?

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 Post subject: Re: Engine idle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:20 pm 
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Check the intake bolts - torque to spec.

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