"Thanks to all the experts who post on here (helping out the 'not so smart' ones like me).
Here's my problem:
- Motor used to smoke and be hard to start
- I replaced every hose/fitting/clamp in the fuel line and startup and idle is much much better (quickstart solenoid kicks right in). BUT, motor still smokes like a freight train during idle. So, obviously part of the problem was an air leak into the fuel line somewhere.
- I can't figure out why it's still smoking. Could it be the recirc valves?--I checked the ones in the block and they seemed ok (didn't check the one inside the intake manifold yet). Could there be another leak somewhere?
- I replaced the VRO pump with a new one and it smokes just like the old one (so obviously I spent $$ on a new pump that I didn't apparently need).
Thanks in advance for any advice on what to try next!"