Post by Mashie Niblick on Nov 14, 2018 9:46:34 GMT -5
Scout...we’ve known this for years and now I have proof that my screws are loose.
For some reason, my idle adjustment screw can’t seem to stay put. I am always having to back it out to lower the idle RPMs. Take today’s ride for instance. When the jeep started, it sat in the driveway while it waited for the temp to climb. Choke was engaged as was the throttle. Once I reduced them both to zero engagement, the idle RPMs were through the roof. I had slack at the throttle stop on the throttle cable, so I backed out the idle adjustment screw to a suitable tone to my ears and then went off for a drive.
While cruising around, I could take my foot off the accelerator and the Jeep was “idling” along in second gear too fast. When I would shift to neutral, the RPMs were way too high. I pulled over and tried to adjust the screw again. It was so darn tight against the throttle body that I had to get my screwdriver to loosen it. Again, I had slack in the throttle cable and its stop screw, so I ruled that out as the offender. Once I adjusted the Idle Screw, all sounded well again and off I went with all being and sounding well in the world.
This seems crazy that the screw can be moving so much like this. Any recommendations? Time for a new screw?
Just to get this straight Bobo, the idle screw is tightening, not backing out?
And you actually DROVE your jeep?
I know, right! Me driving a jeep...strange things. I drove it a few weeks ago, too. Darn screw did it then, too, but I really didn’t think much about it. It was way more severe today. Somehow it screws itself in. I guess the jeep has the soul of a race car?
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Aug 22, 2019 20:54:29 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Joe can sit with us at any time. Coffee and a jelly roll. Oh. Nancy, Kate, Lori and all might disagree with you. True Jeepers all.
Aug 23, 2019 5:21:46 GMT -5
leemn: Morning friends!
Aug 23, 2019 5:37:49 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Coffees good. Back to heater project today. It won't be long and the nights will get cold.
Aug 23, 2019 6:16:13 GMT -5
m38mike: Got the T90C ready to go back into Blue Mule. And see why the OD won't shift. Then check all sensors for EFI. I think I'll need two cups of coffee right away. And maybe a Lee-meister SPAM sandwich!
Aug 23, 2019 7:26:59 GMT -5
leemn: I recommend the turkey spam 👍
Aug 23, 2019 8:25:02 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Talk at Y'all tomorrow.
Aug 23, 2019 19:18:09 GMT -5
leemn: For sure!, rest well 😉
Aug 23, 2019 19:43:37 GMT -5
muley: the rest of the split wood is off the hill, now to stack in the shed-a total wasp nest..
Aug 23, 2019 21:01:15 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Morning! Coffee and apple fritters!
Aug 24, 2019 4:15:49 GMT -5
leemn: Oh boy, good stuff!
Aug 24, 2019 6:38:32 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good night Y'all.
Aug 24, 2019 18:26:59 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Strange weather is still holding on here. Thunder and rain spitting. The snow will land on green grass this year. Coffee anyone?
Aug 25, 2019 5:54:31 GMT -5
m38mike: I'll take a cup. Clear warm and dry for the next week here. Think we'll go canoeing at Turquoise Lake near Leadville today. Sunny and 70's so the electric canoe should work great. Thanks Oilly.
Aug 25, 2019 5:59:27 GMT -5
rickg: Woodshed is filling up nicely, still have some rounds to split, then up on the roof to brush the stovepipe. I think ol man winter will drop in early-stay late this wear..
Aug 25, 2019 10:12:25 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Goodnight everybody.
Aug 25, 2019 18:36:39 GMT -5