My car was running, although not very well. I was blowing oil out the pipes, I had a horrible vacuum leak, and the plugs were fouled up with deposits after only 3,000 miles. I had replaced my intake several months before, and the gasket had slipped.
Yesterday I took the manifold off, cleaned everything well, & put it back on. I feel confident that my vacuum & oil leak are taking care of. I made sure I put the distributor back on as it was, and I replaced all the plugs...and made sure the wires were right.
I had a little trouble getting the timing right to crank...I had a few backfires through my q-jet (flames & all), so I pulled the distributor again, and reset (TDC, #1) and adjusted it between #8 & #1 when TDC before I could get it to crank giving it gas (revved). It won't stay cranked, though. When I let off the gas, she shuts down with a whirr. I thought it might have been the mixture screws since I had a vacuum leak & they were let out a lot. I screwed them all the way in, and let them out two turns. No Dice.
Any ideas to get her cranked? I can't even check the timing. Could my q-jet be hosed since I backfired? I'm a little worried about my timing chain because of the slight whirrring noise at shutdown (that's all I could find referenced in the archives), although it was fine before yesterday...I think my imagination is running better than the Camaro.
Thanks for all of your help, guys!
[ 04-24-2004, 07:22 AM: Message edited by: Scott Reeves HSV ]
1982 Camaro, 305, 4bbl Q-Jet