makes sense? can a faulty idle stop solenoid on a HZ cause starting difficulty?
a little while back I posted how I was having problems starting my engine when it was warm. It would need to have a touch of throttle to start it, and would flood easily if someone without the correct technique tried starting it. or it would just idle very rough then stall if I didnt blip the throttle to bring it up to idle.
hopefully ive fixed it rather than just been lucky (with my engine starting perfectly)
well tried a few things.. screwed the idle stop solenoid screw in so it ran at really low idle and screwed the idle stop SCREW out to compensate... no luck. all this would do is make it rev like crazy at full choke (dont want that with a cold motor) also tried screwin the solenoid out for faster idle, to replicate the blip of the throttle... no luck. finally uncliped the solenoid completely and tried that. quick flick of the key, bang starts perfectly at the right idle speed. just to be sure i blipped the throttle to see if it would raise the idle but they dropped back to the same speed it was at after i cranked it. just be be 100% certain it was the solenoid that was the problem ill try starting it again in an hour after the motor cools a bit (when there was previously no chance of starting without the blip). if so Im not sure whether i should replace the idle stop solenoid or just keep it unclipped. my only issue with keeping it unclipped is that the clip for the wire thats hardwired to the solenoid is melted (maybe thats whats wrong with it) so I had to undo it from the brown clip up agains the firewall (along with disconnecting 5 other things probably).
dya reckons the solenoid could be a culprit (i dont know how the things work so not sure how a faulty one could affect it) or was i probably lucky. (ive only tried starting it up once, will try again in an hour to see if it will start without throttle). or could it be something else (please say no lol).