Did you say "had" a friend?
Have the codes checked for starters, don't fool around waiting or your liable to cook the engine. IMHO.
I "think" you may have 2 separate problems. I have seen of these with a cracked vacuum tube that runs from the brake booster and down tha firewall.
But until we have some codes, it's just acemdemic.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 AT 9:32 PM