Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: CT, USA
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Carter BBD idle tubes
With all the talk about keeping the Carter idle tubes clean, I pulled 'em the other day as the engine in my 79 CJ5 was idling crappy. They looked clean, but I blew 'em out anyway, and put it back together. While I was at it I checked the timing; it was off only 1°, so I fixed that, too, and richened the idle screws ever so slightly. Now it idles very smoothly, but I'm not sure just what fixed it!
My question is: For those of you who have fixed idle problems by cleaning the tubes, did they have visible crud in them? Or would 1° of ignition timing make a difference?
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