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I'm sure this is elementary to you guys on here, but I've only had my new girl for 2 weeks. It's also the first v8 I've ever owned. I recently got divorced, and not I get to get what I want! I shoulda done this a long time ago!

Though I'm new to v8s, I'm not new to working on my own projects. Years ago I used to run in SCCA with a home/mazda built turbo setup in an escort gt.

Anyway... I got a 90 GT, when I first start, she seems ok, put her into gear and she'll either stall out, or I gotta fight with the pedal to get the fuel back up, which seems to keep from stalling out. I can usually back outta my driveway fine, when I go into drive (its an auto), dead. Restart, drive like 1/8th mile to the gate, wait for it to open, stall out again. Then I hit the street, open her up and I'm fine. I can goto a store, come back out restart, and I'm fine. It's just that initial start up, usually after 6 hours or so. It's not outside temp, as its 100 here in Vegas.

I plan on doing a full tune up this weekend. Is there anything that I should be looking for, or ... ?

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sometimes 1000, sometimes about 500, sometimes 750....

I'm kinda figuring its a tune up, but I know every car/motor has their unique spots to check & their problems.
 

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I searched and found info about the IAC, so I'm going to clean that too.

Since I bought this car used, and its about 20 years old, I cannot trust anything! My ultimate plans are to tear it completely apart and restore it. But, in the interim, I wanna drive it! The previous owner worked the motor, so it's alot of fun... Too much fun to let it sit outside until the project is completed.
 

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Clean the IAC and set your TPS voltage at .98v. Change your plugs, wires, cap and rotor, air filter, fuel filter. And if you look at the "idle surge and base idle reset" sticky, it tells you how to fix the salt and pepper shaker connectors. After doing that, my car idles PERFECT
 
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