<VV> Crazy Corsa

Dennis & Debbie Pleau ddpleau@earthlink.net
Thu, 05 Aug 2004 16:53:07 -0500

That was one of the symptoms my car had when it has a worn out points plate.


At 07:32 AM 8/5/2004, Glenn wrote:
>The 65 Corsa has seemingly gone a little tipsy. It has been running 
>perfectly for the last 2 months. Yesterday I noticed at the start of my 
>commute that the tach was fluctuating about 1000 RPM whenever I let off 
>the gas. Today on the way into work, it acted normally for the first 5 
>miles, then started doing it again and getting progressively worse.
>The tach will read spot on if you hold a steady cruise, but if you let off 
>the gas to shift gears or slow down, it instantly pegs at 6000 RPM. The 
>minute you feed it a bit of gas it goes right back to spot on RPM. Weird eh?
>The really wierd thing is the last three miles of my drive I noticed not 
>only did it peg if I let off the gas, but now if I feed it anything more 
>than a little gas it will also peg until I go back to steady cruise where 
>the craxy tach goes back to a proper reading.
>Finally (as if the above were not enough) also in the last three miles I 
>started to notice a moderate miss if I accelerated hard enough to put the 
>motor under a good load. This miss is also accompanied by the wonderful 
>sound of spark knock/dentonation.
>What happened???   I'm thinking my timing has started to slip (it did once 
>Any help is greatly appreciated!