Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 201601 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #720 on: Apr 07, 2017, 08:07:17 PM »
I’m working on getting this engine fully broken in, and getting it tuned so it will start up like I believe it should.

My first 1986 4X4 Longbed Automatic, 22RE would start up every time without touching the gas pedal.. just turning the key.  And it didn’t matter what the outside air temp was.

Yesterday I tried adjusting idle screw on the throttle linkage according to LCE’s PDF – Throttle Position Tech & Adjustment Procedure.

It didn’t work for me.

So this afternoon I got the engine up to operating temp  I loosened the idle stop allen screw and nut on the throttle linkage and simply adjusted the screw with the allen wrench just before it cracked the throttle body butterfly, which would raise the idle RPM, as the screw sat on the damper.  Then I adjusted the idle screw valve on the throttle body so the idle RPM is about 800.

I will see how it “cold starts” tomorrow.

1986 XtraCab SR5 22RE 5speed W56B, ~26,000 MI after break-in, DIM (Did It Myself) rebuilt engine - .020" over, engnbldr RV head, OS valves, 261C cam, DT Header.


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