Mikey I found out last night thaat the reason it was stalling out was cause the parts house sold me the wrond tps. Changed that out and it fixed the stalling problem. But I still have a rough idle, now I have been told by two differnet mechanics that I have the wrong plugs in my blazer and that I should have acdelco plugs in it. I put champion copper plus in it. Could this be the proble as to my rough idle. I have also had other mechanics tell me it make a difference what brand I put in it that it should run fine. Any info on this would be helpful thanks in advanced. JOE[/quote:42e608ab1a]
I have heard in some cases that different plugs can effect fuel burn pattern, and even how much of the mixture is burned. Is this what is making your idle rough? Only one way to find out.
I always use OEM plugs. Basically that means whatever was the Original Equipment placed in the engine by the manufactor. So whatever plugs the book calls for as the OEM plugs, is what I would use.
I will tell you that there are a ton of things that can make an engine run a little rough. One injector giving a bit too much or little of fuel. A very small vacuum leak. One plug wire having too high of resistance. Just a whole list of things. I have even heard of a weak battery causing it.
I know my S10 4.3L feels more rough than my 3.8L Grand Prix motor, but it still runs good, and gets good gas milage. I dont think that engine would ever be as smooth, based on the type of exhaust, fuel delivery system. Ect.
But having a small idle flux of around 50 rpm or so is probably not all that bad as long as the engine isnt trying to stall, or starving for fuel or loading up too much.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 AT 9:47 PM