[ROVERNET - UK] Too hot to idle

John Burkhard burkhaj at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 4 23:10:38 BST 2005

Did the engine over heat? If not check the fuel gauge and if it goes past F 
your problem may be a gauge voltage regulator.  This is a common problem in 
almost all vehicles.  Take Care  jb   PS  Are you planning to go to the 
Denver Brit Car Conclave in September?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lance La Certe" <lacpsyd at earthlink.net>
To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 6:56 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Too hot to idle

> Hi gang!
> Strange goings on under my hood!!!  1970 Federal 3500S.  Starts and runs
> great.  Once temperature increases (temperature needle is never past
> vertical in the 'green zone') it has a hell of time idling.  I've got
> cozies on the carb bowls and I routed the gas line along the engine bay
> wall long ago.  With highway speeds and bringing the temperature down
> (i.e., just onto the left edge of the 'green zone') it idles fine.  I've
> checked the coolant level, thermostat,  as well as the return flow from 
> the
> small coolant line which feeds directly into the manifold area.    Here's
> the really strange part----the other day I started it up in the garage and
> was side tracked.  I came back 10 minutes later, the temp needle was 
> pegged
> in the vertical position in the 'green zone' and it was idling
> perfectly!!!!    I did have the transmission rebuilt 6 months ago and the
> idling problems began coincidentally at the same time----could their be 
> any
> connection?
> I'm at a complete loss.   Any help would be appreciated.
> Lance La Certe
> lacpsyd at earthlink.net
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