Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Franklin Park, IL 60131
Hey all. I'm having a problem with my '89 L98 IROC. For quite a while now, the motor will turn over when I crank it, but it won't start for a good 10-15 seconds or so. If I crank it for a couple of seconds, stop, and then try again, it usually starts right up. But this is mostly only when it's cold. There is no smoke when it starts up, and it runs great once it's started.
That would lead me to believe that there's an oil pressure problem, but the oil gauge looks good when I turn the key. It Seems to build up normally and won't start even with good pressure - according to the in-car gauge.
Timing is set to 6 BDC, plugs are Bosch Platinums, the pick-up coil and ignition coil have both been replaced in the last year or so, and the wires are brand new. I haven't had a chance to get a hold of a fuel pressure gauge, so I'm not sure where I sit with that.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them. Thank you for your time. - John '89 L98