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Old 07-09-18, 08:47 AM
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1979 Rx7 will only start with starting fluid

So I just picked up this car . Itís a 79, has a 13b(supposedly bridgeported , donít care either way honestly) , has a header , Weber idf with a choke . I drained all the old gas , deflooded the car since itís been sitting for unknown amount of time . Got it started with starting fluid . Doesnít like to idle lower than like 2000 rpm . Did some brake work to it . Anyway I canít get this thing to fire up without ether , hot cold whatever . Iím sure the carb needs adjusted but Iím wondering if Iím missing something . Thanks
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Have you verified that you are getting fuel to the carb? I know a big culprit can be the fuel filter.
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yes, actually my method of draining the tank was to disconnect fuel line at the carb and key on to pump fuel into containers. sorry should've mentioned that
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Vacuum leak I would assume. Typical issue when there is a high idle.
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quick update, so my idiot self was being paranoid about flooding it so I only pumped the gas like once and It never started. I pumped it 3 times next time out and it fires up easy now, but the idle is not getting any lower. I've got an intake manifold gasket on order so well start there and hope for the best lol. thanks for the suggestions so far.
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I've got an intake manifold gasket on order so well start there and hope for the best lol. thanks for the suggestions so far.
don't forget the "O" rings. but that's going to depend on what model 13b u have if u need them or not.
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How high is the engine idling?
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