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  • Idle problem

    Doesnt really idle rough, just every couple minutes at idle it kinda...bumps. RPMs barely drop, but the Car bumps. I can feel it. Any suggestions?

    Oh, And when it rains my trunk gets wet on the inside, but the rubber gasket on the trunk is fine, any suggestions on that?
    Kinda inherited the car from my Grandfather. Its a love hate relationship. lol

  • #2
    Does it have a trunk rack? The bolts holding it in have nuts in the trunk lid, and they have a rubber casing/seal, sometimes they come lose or fall out, i experienced this.

    No idea on the idle thing, sorry man.
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    • #3
      On your motor close to the throttle body there is a little hole with a screw in the end of it and it controls that idle dip just play with it until you get it to stop doing that, couple of days with mixed driving and you'll be set. My car was really bad about it when I first bought it.
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      • #4
        My trunk leaks too, just take the drain holes out ;)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FlipKing View Post
          Doesnt really idle rough, just every couple minutes at idle it kinda...bumps. RPMs barely drop, but the Car bumps. I can feel it. Any suggestions?

          Oh, And when it rains my trunk gets wet on the inside, but the rubber gasket on the trunk is fine, any suggestions on that?
          Last time plugs/wires were replaced??

          On the wet trunk, most likely your rain rail is cracked and/or plugged up with crap.
          98% of the time wet trunks = rain rail/drain issues
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          • #6
            my car did the same things. i never fixed the trunk leak because my other rain rail got bush hogged lol, but the idle problem was a TINY vac leak. it was somewhere near the charcoal can, but i dont remember which line.
            DIE WHITE GIRLS

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jesseealexander View Post
              the idle problem was a TINY vac leak. it was somewhere near the charcoal can, but i dont remember which line.
              Good point!
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              • #8
                thank you sir. that means alot coming from a person of your age. lolol
                DIE WHITE GIRLS

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                • #9
                  And...just be glad you dont drive an POS E30 with effed up wiring and a semi dead battery that requires constant jumping...like some people...*cough*jesseeee*cough*
                  Things could be much worse!! LOL... :D

                  A vacuum leak can cause very annoying problems, and on occasion fool a fellow.

                  I bought a Miata that had a bunch of parts thrown at it, and had been to a shop, all without success...and it fooled me for about 45 minutes too. Ended up finding a small hole
                  in the intake tract in an obscure previously unnoticed spot.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by metalman View Post
                    And...just be glad you dont drive an POS E30 with effed up wiring and a semi dead battery that requires constant jumping...like some people...*cough*jesseeee*cough*
                    Things could be much worse!! LOL... :D

                    A vacuum leak can cause very annoying problems, and on occasion fool a fellow.

                    I bought a Miata that had a bunch of parts thrown at it, and had been to a shop, all without success...and it fooled me for about 45 minutes too. Ended up finding a small hole
                    in the intake tract in an obscure previously unnoticed spot.
                    still better than being the pied piper of all the homo cars in the southeast... ;)

                    im actually thinking about trading the e30 for the silver car that is on CL and IA. the mileage freaks me out though.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jesseealexander View Post
                      still better than being the pied piper of all the homo cars in the southeast... ;)

                      im actually thinking about trading the e30 for the silver car that is on CL and IA. the mileage freaks me out though.
                      Thats far better then being the lost ghey Jonas brother!! LOL... :lol:

                      I'd trade the E30 beater for almost any Miata....but youre right, that one looks a bit beat....but so did your last one, and it ran and started.
                      Actually a clean E30 could be a fun car.
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                      • #12
                        it runs and starts fine now. i just swapped the battery from my parts car in and its perfect now. all thats left to do is get my bumper on and figure out why the dash lights dont work. and maybe quiet it down some... lol
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                        • #13
                          I still say keep the E30, cooler cars then Miatas.

                          And you all don't know **** about wiring problems until you own a 240.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by simontibbett View Post
                            And you all don't know **** about wiring problems until you own an RX7.
                            Fixed for truth.
                            I've wired complete harnesses for both cars, the 240 was by far an easier task to complete.

                            Originally posted by miata5620
                            Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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                            • #15
                              To fully enjoy an automotive electrical system once must own British cars. BTDT! :D
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