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Old 03-09-2003, 22:00   #1 (permalink)
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mad Falcon Xe - Idle Is Knackered!

Hi peeps,

I have a question which has almost been answered in some previous posts I was searching through but I'm asking again again beacause it's slightly different:

My 83 Falcon XE has developed a problem whereby it idles very poorly, sometimes not at all. It's a MANUAL

It runs on both LPG and petrol, but it idles terribly on both. I've had to run it on petrol recently because the problem is not so bad with that.

I can be pulling up to a junction and it will idle fine (at about 900 rpm). Next junction, I'll pull up and the revs will go from about 1100 rpm right down to nearly stalling, bounce back up to about 900, and then all the way down again, nearly stalling. Then there are times when I pull up to a junction and it just totally dies on me - the revs drop it a millisecond and it just stops!

The engine does not idle AT ALL when running on gas - I can start it, rev it and actually drive it, but as soon as I pull to a stop, it cuts out.

When the engine is idling OK, a turn of the steering wheel, or two a three pumps of the break (obviously when not moving!) will drop the RPM right down, sometimes to a stop.

It's absolutley doing my head in!

Please can someone give me suggestions as to what can be done about it?

Can you also please tell me the full names of any abbreviation you use, as some of them I don't know.

Cheers lads!
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Old 03-10-2003, 00:15   #2 (permalink)
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Just read another post - could all these problems just be the leads or dizzy?

It also runs really rich by the smell of the exhaust fumes - is that easily rectified??
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Old 03-10-2003, 00:49   #3 (permalink)
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You could have a vacumn or air leak somewhere. Check all the vacumn hoses and make sure that they are all tight and not perished. Could also have an air leak from on of the gaskets (manifold perhaps?)

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