1982 toyota pickup 22r rough idle/skipping
You may need a tune up- new plugs, filters, distributor cap and rotor, oil and filter. If your plug wires are brittle, cracked, or real, real old they should be replaced.
But before spending money, you might want a compression test to check the internal mechanical condition. Low compression in a cylinder from a burnt valve, or poorly seating valves, could cause rough idling and missing. That would have to be fixed first. You can buy a compression gauge for about $30 and do it yourself. Look on youtube or google for the correct procedure. It is really easy, and can help you decide if the engine needs repairs first, or if you can proceed with a tune up.
If you still have the rough idle, it could be in the carburetor. If your engine is worthy, consider a weber carburetor- lots of people with those engines use the weber 32-36. Better performance and economy than the stock carburetors, and they are sold with the adapter plate, gaskets, everything you need to install it on your intake. Kind of expensive, though. Last time I checked, they ran about $250. for new.
Jan 18, 2014 |
Cars & Trucks