5KTQ High Idle

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sun Nov 21 23:21:14 EST 2004

If the timing belt was done recently, they may have failed to seal the
bolts that pass through the oil pump housing.  Your leak may be from one or
more of those bolts.  

At 08:54 PM 11/21/2004 -0500, Mark and Aviva Woodland wrote:
>Greetings folks,
>After being wakened from an early hibernation (June to Novenber) I put Max
>('87 5KTQ) back on the road today.
>3/4 of the way through the 150 mile shake down cruise, the idle jumped to
>3000 rpms and stayed there for the duration of the trip. The good news is
>that the rest of the trip was all highway, and we made it home without any
>further drama.. almost like cruise control.
>Unplugging the ISV had no effect, and I could find no visible tears or
>intake leaks. On getting home, I removed the ISV which proved to be closed,
>and a manual inspection of all available lines proved fruitless.
>I followed this with the WD-40 spray test of all known potential leak
>points, hoses, lines, gaskets, valves, etc..."idling" at 3000 rpm. No
>I was kinda hoping to take Max to work tomorrow, Any ideas or BTDTs would be
>I also seem to have picked up a prodigious oil leak under the front of the
>engine. The front main seal was replaced at the last timing belt change 70k
>or so ago, and when the belt was replaced again a few weeks ago, the
>mechanic said it did not need to be replaced. I'm kinda vexed that they
>pulled it apart, replaced the belt, and never mentioned the source of the
>leak, or offered to fix it. Are there any other local points that are prone
>to leaking, like the oil pump assembly?
>Thanks in advance,
>all the best,
>Mark Woodland
>Max '87 5KTQ 280K

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