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all 1500s have a different idle speed from cold to hot...
me thinks you are over thinking this thing....

My last one, which I remember the best, a '98SE....
When first started, it would not idle below about 2000 rpm, and if I left the mixture at that setting, it would soon increase to 3000 rpm and higher.

I would reduce it back to 2000 rpm as I suited up ATGATT, and by the time I am ready to go for a ride, it will come down to about 800-900 with the mixture all the way off.

The actual idle when hot, will be determined by the cable next to the fuel cap.... some folks like to drop it down to 750 rpm.... I don't, I prefer to keep it at 1000...

why? the alternator works better, simple as that.


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post #152 of 154 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Probably right about over thinking it...going back to why the carb was torn down to start with was clogged primary jets and a likely clogged accelerator pump, no idle at all except 2k+ and no power. Since its ridable while the truck is down and after it is repaired likely will tear the carbs down and boil them again. Not afraid to do it now. I cannot complain about the power its all there, just does not sound the same idling after warm up and low speed riding. Its a WHOLE lot better than it was!!!
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Finally got signed back in this evening after calling AZGL1800. I have not worked on Ol Blue since first of June. Have not been riding either. Knee surgery. Should be able to later this year. However I am tearing Ol Blue down to look for the vacuum leak and a new twist. Went to move Ol Blue out of the garage and the new fuel pump would
not come on when the key was switched on. ANOTHER moving target. LOL.
Again Thanks John for getting me back on to the website.
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post #154 of 154 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 11:49 PM
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AZgl1800. That mileage is not bad at all. I have a 95 SE with a trike kit that will run 33 on interstate below 3000 tons. 3000-3500 toms drops to >30

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