Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Lean Idle problem
I searched and read postings by those with the same problem. Won't run without choke, ran fine last time parked about a month ago. I followed instructions given by others here and changed the gas, removed the carb, sprayed and blew out passages and jets, removed "tamper" plug from idle jet etc. I also added a healthy dose of Seafoam to the tank. It will finally idle, but I attribute that mostly to the factory setting on idle mixture was 1 turn from soft seat, I backed it to 2 turns.
I did not add washers to the main as I want to be sure the idle is OK first. While it does idle, it is not as good as it was. Does anyone believe it may improve after the Seafoamed gas has a chance to soak in? I road about 20 miles after completing all the above. Idle is still not smooth and I get some popping on decel at low revs. Runs great above idle. I could not find any vacuum leaks. It runs like it is still lean at idle. Further suggestions? If it matters, mine is an 06 with 3100 miles.
Oh, and for the .22 mod, where can I buy the #4 stainless washers?
Last edited by Kirkdob; 01-04-2009 at 07:17 PM.