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Pesky idle screw
Well, after the recent discussion on these unscrewing themselves and going
off on adventures all on their own, I decided I'd better check mine since
my idle seemed to be creeping up again. Sure enough, there was virtually
no resistance to turning it. I pulled it out and admired the squashed flat
seal which now had the consistancy of hard plastic... I assume it was
o-ring shaped originally. So, off to the local auto parts store to get
some o-rings. I found something close enough, broke the old one off, put
a new one on, put the screw back in - now it should stay put.
I also replaced my coolant tank today. Mine had cracked on the side and
was leaking very slowly and I was getting a coolant level warning. With
the price of coolant these days, even $30 for a new tank didn't seem
So, if you are losing coolant, check the tank very carefully!