Poor Idle, loss of power light

Tiny
LOON MAGOON
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  • 1987 PLYMOUTH RELIANT
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
I just bought this reliant, did head gaskets and noticed nothing wrong. Did not have exhaust pipe and drove 200 + miles. I put in a 1 3/4 straight pipe and drove back I noticed exhaust pipe and manifold redding hot. Someone told me its because I didn't have cat converter, so I ordered one 2" diameter cat converter and a 2" resonator and I have the muffler. I haven't installed it because I want to change all intake mass, carb and throttle sensors but before I change them I want to make sure that the new exhaust system did the work. I drove 200 + miles without a problem the problem was welding a pipe from the manifold flange back, and that's what cause it to red. I'll keep you informed after I weld the new parts on.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 AT 3:33 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Check for a vacuum leak at base of carb it may have blown a gasket there they liked to do that. Also due to age it may need a carb overhaul for idle problems etc.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 AT 6:01 AM
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Friday, April 15th, 2016 AT 4:52 PM

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