So I have no idea what I’m doing. You know that yellow plastic thing that opens up the - I don’t know what it is - the choke or throttle plate, and the adjusting screw that hits that little yellow plastic thing? The yellow plastic thing has steps on it, like stairs, and when the screw is at the bottom of the stairs, the car dies. When it’s at the top of the stairs, idle is really high and the car doesn’t die. So guess what this genius did (that’s me). I literally took scotch tape and taped the thing so that the screw would rest at the top of the stairs. Fixed the dying at idle thing, lol. Obviously this was wrong, but I literally just need to get this thing to move two hundred miles to a fixed location spending as little money as possible. And hey, if it works, it isn’t stupid, right? Only problem is it didn’t work, lol. The RV can idle without dying now, but that’s all it can do.
So I thought, “Yeah! I’m in the money!” Then when I put my foot on the brake, and shifted into reverse (it’s an automatic transmission if that matters), car dies. Wild goose chase - I tried turning the distributor clockwise and counter-clockwise, started the car at different timings, shifted into reverse, and dead. Now, my friend drove this wicked thing home for me yesterday when we bought it. Guys a savant or something. His carburetor Baja Beetle used to die at idle too so he had some experience. On the highway it was no problem but when we hit traffic, he’d shift it into neutral, and feather the throttle to keep it alive. Mentally unstable/insane skills, lol.
So a few YouTube videos here and tinkering there, I have no idea what I’m doing. The yellow plastic thing, if the tape wasn’t there, I could start the car fine with the screw resting on a middle or top stair. Then when I hit the throttle, stairs fall down all the way to the bottom, and the car dies unless I feather the gas, or manually place the screw back on the middle or top stairs. I’ve got both adjusting screws screwed all the way clockwise, as deep/tall as they can go with the screws compressed.
So did I mention that I literally used scotch tape to tape the thing stuck so that it wouldn’t die at idle? Man I’m a genius. Lol. Just so absolutely amazing. I have no idea what I’m doing.