: 1987 brougham: tightened carb bolts, not will not stay running

09-16-11, 04:17 PM
My 87 was running a little rough and after checking vacuum lines for a leak and not finding any i sprayed around the base with carb cleaner and noticed it changed the idle so i tightened the 4 hold down bolts a little (not much, just like a quarter turn or so.)

Now the car doesn't want to stay running...seems almost like it's not getting enough gas or something? any thoughts?


09-16-11, 06:50 PM
The carburettor gasket could be split; that was one one my biggest leaks. Maybe when you tightened the bolts, you caused it to crack even more.

09-16-11, 09:39 PM
Try another leak test?