My honda Accord has a relatively high RPM when being driven, 3000+ at 50MPH (the idling RPM is set to 1000). This causes the engine to overheat on long drives. This happened after a quack auto mechanic adjusted my carburetor.
Any advises how to get this rectified?
The high rpm is totally dependant upon the amount of pedal you put to the engine. If the engine rpms are that high are you sure the tranny is shifted into overdrive? The low end idle of 1000 is high. I would have it set lower to around 750.
The overheating although associated with the engine is probably being causes by something else such as low coolant, bad thermostat, plugged system, bad radiator cap, etc.
Check the tranny for the shifting, you havent said if it is auto or manual.
Saturday, November 4th, 2006 AT 8:05 AM