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Old February 8th, 2015
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RE : Car wont tick over!

Hi All i am new to this forum and hope that you can help me i am from the UK, and i have just purchased a Olds Cutlass supreme 3.1 Fi Convertible 1992.
Generally i have a few jobs to do to it , but it is a good project and one i am hoping to enjoy.
I purchased the car recently, but had viewed the car about a year ago, at that time it started up ran a little rough but, it had been stood for a few years.
Now i have purchased it and my first job is to get it going, my first thing was to throw about 20ltrs of fresh fuel in and a fuel additive.
now to get the car to fire up i need to put my foot all the way to the floor and is the only way it will start, cold or warm!
we ran it for quite a while eventually getting it to run at 1500rpm with holding the throttle out this took a while but, it will not tick over its-self as soon as you release the pedal it dies and i have to hold the pedal to the floor again to restart it and it is as if it is over fueled ??
Any help would be appreciated,

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Old February 9th, 2015
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Wondered if anyone can help with this also anyone with a manual for the engine?
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Old February 15th, 2015
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alldata diy is an online manual, not expensive. also rockauto here in the states might be able to help. they are also online
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You probably have an issue with vacuum leaks. These cars have rubber hose and plastic vacuum lines with rubber grommets at the connection points. So check all the lines that connect to the upper intake, from one end to the other. Also check the rubber line or "T" underneath the MAP sensor. It's the little black module right in front of the coils.
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