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hi everyone, Just got a.....

1984 Olds Cutlass Ciera for FREE!< , the thing has 69,000 original miles, all it has wrong is a rough idling carb (2 barrel-E2ME), and an over heating issue, just wanted you guys opinions, ;). The body is in Immaculate condition, , no rust what so ever!, re-painted JET BLACK! , Interior is BRAND NEW STILL(Burgandy)!, Anyway, how hard is it to re-build these carbs?, I have done carbs in the past, but just wanted to know any little tips and tricks up anyones sleeves on Tuning one up, and replacing all needles,gaskets, springs, etc.... . Is dipping the whole carb in gas a good idea?, This car has been sitting for 4 long years with no movement, but I turned her on, and starts right up, no problem, but then she will turn off when you let go of the gas pedal, its like she had no idle for gods sake, I figured maybe theres "GUNK" from the old gas in the carb, blocking something?, or..., anyone have any experience with rebuilding GM carbs?.

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best advice, sell it to me for $200, this gives you $200 profit that you can spend on the Intrepid
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I can picture it vividly, with its rigid rear axle...
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There was a Cutlass Ciera for sale maybe 7-8 houses down from mine, I love the look of those style cars. This one was silver i believe. Now, a black one would be really really cool.

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yeah, nice and classy, lol, I was driving it the other day to check how the engine ran, and since teh body is beautifuly painted black with ALL the CHROME trimmings, and some after market 5-stars, and I already had heads turning, real nice car, everyone says, ;), Its winter beater tho, ;),lol
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Do a web search on the subject. I would also see if there is a forum for the car.
Now for the general stuff. You could try to use a standard cleaner and spray the hell out of it. Use some carb clean and fuel additive. When you keep the car running, whats the rpm? Idle to low to keep going? May need adjustment?
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the idle starts off high upon start up, then decreases to stall, I saw that the carb's base gasket is leaking gas out between it, is this a sign for rough idle to stall?
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Oh, leaking gas. Not good. Kinda says that it needs to be rebuilt. You'll want to find the exact model number and locate the instructions for rebuiding it. See if you think your up to it. Then price out the kit for the rebuild.If the cost for the kit is high. You may want to see if you can locate a rebuilt one for a little more. Carbs are tricky and sometimes what is wrong can go unseen by someone not used to rebuilding them. Meaning, even a slightly bent stem or a scratch on something that needs to be smooth. I would do that before any more is spent. I take you have to car in your yard now and are playing with it. There may be a tag on it for the ID of the unit. Do a search for that number. Lots of info out there.

Oh. why was the car parked and left for that time period? Not running right? Like your dealing with now?
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what engine, man I miss my 84 cutlass!

Never mind, my bad I missed the ceira part. The carbs aren't that hard to rebuild, but I would just grab a new one from the local parts place first. I'm not a real big fan of their carbs, and usally replaced them at the first chance.
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Man...I miss the days of pulling into my local parts store and grabbing a carb rebuild kit for an afterenoon of relaxation! LOL! Actually, I used to love rebuilding carbs! I'd go digging in the local wrecking yards for carbs (Holley and Rochesters and AFB's), buy several of them dirt cheap, polish them up, throw in a rebuild kit, and sell 'em! I'm sure I made at least $3-4K profit doing that in high school! Awwwww...the good old days!
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