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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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okay guys here's the story. I have a 68 camaro, mild cam in a 350, 750 edlebrock, headers. My car was running awesome! up until yesterday. Now my car is running like sh!t, it's running really really rough and won't accelerate at all. I checked the plug wire to make sure they were firing, I ran the car and pulled each wire one by one and the number one cylinder wire didn't make any difference in the idle when I pulled it. I made sure that the wire was attatched correctly to both the plug and cap. I looked at the plug and it seems fine. Since the poor running I am now noticing a weird noise through the exhaust, if I rev the engine and let off I hear a weird kind of puffing/tapping noise through the pipes. What could be causing this guys?? I have to get this car home in a couple months, home is 500 miles away. Any help would be great, if you need anymore info just ask as well. Thanks

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 11:16 AM
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try swapping wires with another cylinder and see if your problem moves. If so then youve got a bad wire. If not then check the spark plug and the distributor contacts.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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hey guys,
what are the characteristics of a blown head gasket? I'm loosing water extremely fast and the car seems to be running poorer once the radiator is filled. The problem started the other day when it was really really cold out (below freezing) cuz the water hose in my front yard was frozen. could I have cracked the block maybe???? Please help

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 09:16 PM
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with the car running, put your and over the rad fill..with the cap off..if you feel air moveing out probily a head gasket, check your oil if it is white,or milky looking head gasket or cracked head/block...the water you put in has to go some where...if not the crankcase, the ground...water will not burn in a chevy V-8, but i can come out the tail pipe..seen that once.hehehehe. good luck.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 01, 05:49 AM
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or if your oil looks like chocolate milk you did it.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 01, 07:35 AM
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Check the plugs for very small droplets of water, bubbles comeing up in the radiator, chocolate milk in the oil pan ( I liked that one), and whit stinky smoke out of the exhaust. If any of these are found, you blew or cracked something.
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