I recently bought a 81 Accord 5spd (California Car), and am having trouble with it idling. The car failed smog due to "ignition timing check due to rpm being out of tolerance." But the emission levels passed.
Car has trouble starting, i have to play with the throttle to get it idling otherwise it will just stall. When it does stay idling, the rpm jumps up and down around the 2-3000 range.
Not sure if this has to deal with it, but the car almost overheat when i brought it home going up a hill.
Not sure if this is a problem with the distributor, carb, or something else. I just got my shop manual, so that could help explain any of the technical words you guys get into.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.