1982 Daihatsu Charade 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
It's actually a 3cyl..I just HAD the engine mounts replaced, so it's probably not them causing it, but I can't seem to get the idle to relax and smooth out.. It's always 'chuggy'..I have checked the vacuum hoses ans they seem ok, and it runs well at speed.. There seems to be a 'harmonic' factor at plat here too, as at certain points in the RPM range it nearly vibrates the car to pieces.. The only way I am able to drive it is to keep the idle super-low(around 600).. The thing is, too, is that I am adjusting the idle by metering the brass knurled screw at the rear of the carb.. The idle stop does nothing..I'm probably f***ing around with the mixture, uh? The plugs and leads are in good nick, but I haven't checked the fuel filter as the enging zips in the higher RPM range.. The exhaust may have a tiny flange leak as it's a bit 'boomy'..I dunno..
Saturday, March 20th, 2010 AT 11:46 PM