Mechanics

CAR STARTS BUT AND RUNS DESCENT BUT ONCE I LET MY FOOT OFF THE GAS IT DIES..DOESN'T EVEN TRY TO IDLE SHOULD I REPLACE THE DISTRIBUTOR??

1968 Plymouth Valiant • 16,000 miles

Just succesfully replaced the timing chain thinking that this was the problem. Still does the same thing.

As I was adjusting the distributer position I see sparks at the adjustment bolt.

Also the oil is now 'milky' so I am about to replace the head gasket as I am fairly sure it hasn't been replaced for years after steady operation of the engine.

When it starts and I stay on the gas it runs descent but does have a miss
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Joshuamatthew40
October 7, 2012.



Sounds more of a carb issue than anything. It needs to be checked, especially the idle circuit.

Roy