My clymer Manual is difficult to use! The basic carb adjustments are just a rpm value. Idle = 700-800 rpm ; trolling = 600-700 rpm; and WOT = 4500-5500 rpm. It also gives a timing degree for 115hp = 25 degrees +/- 1 degree BTDC at wide open throttle and 130hp = 23 degrees at WOT +/- 1 BTDC. Idle timing 5 degrees and pickup timing 4 degrees. I was looking for something completely unrelated when I stumbled on the carb presets. It says turn idle mixture screw clockwise until lightly seated. then back out 1 7/8 - 2 3/8 turns. start engine warm up and put in forward gear. then it confused me it says ADJUST IDLE MIXTURE SCREW COUNTERCLOCKWISE 1/8 TURN UNTIL ENGINE STARTS TO LOAD THEN BACK OFF 1/16 UNTIL ENGINE FIRES EVENLY AND RPMS INCREASE? Shouldn't you turn clockwise from the begining? I'm posting this for all v4 owners to get the best carb adjustment information compiled into one fluid paper.
The idle timing should be 5 degrees atdc (-5). pick up timing 4 degrees atdc(-4). mixture setting '99-'03 (115) 1- 1 1/2 turns out. '97-'03 (130) 5/8- 1 1/8 turns out. These specs are from a '97-'03 seloc manual. I always start at 1 1/2 and tweak from there by turning the screw in 1/2 turn.If you get a lean "sneeze" or drop in rpm,go back to 1 1/2 and then 1/2 more out.The reason i use the 1/2 turn at a time method is that it lets me know quickly if i'm going the right way. Once i get the best idle this way, I go 1/4 turn at the time to fine tune.
it says ADJUST IDLE MIXTURE SCREW COUNTERCLOCKWISE 1/8 TURN UNTIL ENGINE STARTS TO LOAD THEN BACK OFF 1/16 UNTIL ENGINE FIRES EVENLY AND RPMS INCREASE? Shouldn't you turn clockwise from the begining? I'm posting this for all v4 owners to get the best carb adjustment information compiled into one fluid paper.
The way they are talking will leave the motor a little rich,
the way you are talking about would leave it a little lean.
I prefer to leave them a little rich
Air idle mixture screw. After reading a few posts about AIR IDLE ADJUSTMENT SCREWS I'm more confused than ever. Everyone even the experts here contradict one another.
I'm looking for fact. 1. Does the air idle screw (aka: rich/lean at an idle, highest screw on the two carbs) just meter gas going in at an idle? As I now understand it it only controls amount of fuel going into engine at an idle, does nothing to meter air. To turn it in would lean the engine and to turn it out makes it rich, at an idle.
from what I under stand there are pilot fuel jets and pilot air jets in the carbs.
the pilot adjustment screw adjusts the amount of the mix into the motor.
When you turn it out it allows more and when you turn it in it allows less.