View Full Version : 3k idle....HELP!!!

08-23-2012, 11:27 PM
i fire up my car and it will idle at 3 grand...cant get it to go down....i try adjusting it and it dont help.....sometimes it will go all the way to 4k....any suggestions??? am i gonna have to rebuild it? its a POS 3 barrel

i need help...pretty sure its not good just driving it like that....also it backfires super loud when i shut it off and a nice big fireball shoots out of the exhaust....

its in my 78 CVCC accord :sad2:

08-24-2012, 12:51 AM
Sounds like a stuck choke to have that much fuel reaching the exhaust?

08-24-2012, 08:32 AM
Yeah if the choke is stuck, it will run super rich, and the high idle cam will be stuck on.

08-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Sounds like a stuck 2nd or 3rd butterfly.

08-24-2012, 08:49 AM
the carb looks rough...you think i should just have it rebuilt? i cant afford a weber right now but that is on my future to do list

08-25-2012, 11:04 PM
can i eliminate the electric choke and just get one of those "help!" packages and run a manual cable into the car?