posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 10:31 PM
Ok, I kind of think this is a vacuum leak problem, but I read the fuel mixture would run rich.
So I found some vacuum leaks, so I may need new hoses. I kind of fixed those up, at least in a temporary fashion. I don't hear much of a hiss
anymore. The engine seemed to do better but...
I came to a point where the engine would surge in RPM like when you hit the gas pedal, then it would go down, up and down, up and down. Like you are
just sitting there pumping the gas. This is at idle. At this time the fuel mixture seems to be rich and smoke is coming out of the tail pipe. More
I did note what looks like a antifreeze leak near the throttle body, about where I would expect the thermostat to be.
What do you think?
Oh yeah, I did add a whole thing of fuel system cleaner in a few gallons of gas. But, it ran stupid before this. But, maybe this explains the extra
It started running weird right after I was trying to tighten a belt by moving the pully with a crow bar. Coincidence? I don't know if I was prying
on that part of the vehicle though. It is an aging vehicle so dry rotted seals might not be that unusual.
[edit on 21-8-2008 by cybertroy]