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Hey guys, my dad just gave me a 90 model Ram he's been restoring, and for the most part, it's in fantastic condition. Drove it from his home in Ardmore, Oklahoma about 100 miles to my house in Dallas. Ran fine the entire way there, until I came to a stop at the first red light after getting off the highway. It idled really low and rough, and finally just died. When it died, I got a strong smell of burn oil. It cranked right back up though, and so long as we were moving, everything was fine. Same thing with coming to a stop sign and basically every stop. Didn't die every time, but it wanted to.

Where should I start with the trouble shooting?
 

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If It's stock, it'll have a dual-point throttle body injector. I forget the exact size, but it's about 300 cfm. The burned oil smell is probably the clue for bad valve cover gaskets. When the engine stops, the fan stops and you smell the smoke. The low idle could be one of several things. EGR, EGR solenoid, O2 sensor, ignition pickup, clogged catalytic converter,... The list goes on. Try to get more info on the current status, what's been done, what hasn't. Might help narrow it down.
 

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There's a Holley 2 barrell sitting on it and seems to fit it, but the guy at the Autozone says that it might actually be the stock carb the truck came with. Didn't know Dodge put Holley's on their trucks straight out of the factory back in 1990, lol.
 
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