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mike944 mike944 is offline
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if it runs rough ONLY when the engine is cold, it sounds normal to me. My '84 would run rough, and not want to accellerate too well, until it either warmed up a little bit, or i got the rev's up. after a couple of minutes, it would be running fine.

regardless, the motor mounts, and balance belt alignment are both fairly easy to check. The motor mount can be checked without disassembling anything, and the balance belt alignment can be checked by removing only the timing belt cover.

Actually, if the belts were replaced 4K miles ago, was the 1800 mile retension ever performed? If not, you should have that done. Ask them to check and make sure all the balance belt marks are lined up properly, while they're in there.

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Old 01-09-2006, 04:38 AM
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