No,it is on the other side by the coil.Altitude connector is seperate.You are supposed to disconnect it w/setting timing so that it does not interfere.
Compression,vacuum and fuel pressure checks are all good ideas.
Miss at hot idle sounds most likely like an unmetered air or vacuum leak, though.
I would try injecting some propane into the intake.If the idle smoothes,you can eliminate mechanical problems.
Carefully inspect the large rubber intake tube and all associated plumbing for cracks or leaks.
PCV hoses too.
I had to add a few clamps.
good deal. i have a propane torch that'll do the job.
i've actually noticed some excess oil seepage around the intake plenum and had recently replaced the PCV valve, i seem to remember the hose being really fragile and/or cracked back in that area.
inside diameter on the PCV valve hose should be 3/8" or is it 3/4"?