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Idle Issue after Headgasket replacement

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20+ Year Contributor
Feb 25, 2003
Nashua, New_Hampshire
got a 95 Auto Eclipse GST......Had the headgasket, timing belt, Balance belt, Water pump changed. Head was machined, Pistons were soaked and cleaned, and the Throttle Body was cleaned. Now my idle was fine before all this, Now it is fluctuating between 500-800. Any ideas?
i had it done at a boost/vac gauge is reading normal Vac pressure
They have it right now and are stumped!!! Can anyone else confirm the 3-7 day re-learn period?
Turned out to be a stupid Plug wire......anyways........It seems my exhuast is ALOT louder after getting my car back. Especially when i got WOT......It sounds like a differant vehicle. They said they got a lot of crap off the pistons and they cleaned the entire Throttle Body and all the intake stuff they could in the Parts Washer. He said that a ton of crap came out . Could that extra room and cleanness or whatever you wanna call it be causing this?? Im gonna try to get a sound byte and get it posted somewhere maybe someone can help me out. It just doesnt sound like it used to. Its probably a good 3-4 times louder
Someone said that my Timing might be off by a tooth or something would that cause the exhuast sound to be louder?? Also i got my Compresion from them


Pressure with plugs in


it says Spec is 133min and 178max with a allowance of 14psi variation between cylinders? Is this correct??
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