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Old 02-26-2002, 10:47 PM
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After seeing the low temp at the end of the 20 mile run, I came to the conclusion the t-stat was stuck open or missing. I received my new t-stat and expansion tank cap today (along with my tires and oil pressure sender), and hope to do a coolant flush with new hoses and t-stat this weekend.

The miss at cold idle was erratic, not steady so I ruled out a mechanical miss. Since getting the timing dialed in this afternoon the cold miss seems to be taken care of, I'll wait until I get the engine temp up to par and see how the hot idle is looking.

I guess I was looking for verification of my methodology.
Mike Tangas
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