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    One more small issue has come up. When coming...

    One more small issue has come up.

    When coming to a stop brakes on the motor or car “chugs intermittently. More of a jerk against the brakes.Not all the time however. Mostly when warm. Although it...
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    I under stand the business end of the plugs. ...

    I under stand the business end of the plugs.

    This car had OEM plugs in it when I originally brought the car to the guy. He determined that it was time for new plugs and I was charged for them....
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    Well here is another tidbit. A friend of my son...

    Well here is another tidbit.
    A friend of my son has a hotrod caprice sedan. He is also a GM MECHANIC, TECHNISION.


    He came by to see how things were going. He picked up a couple spark plugs that...
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    I picked the Buick up today and drove about 100...

    I picked the Buick up today and drove about 100 miles. I purrs like a kitten. When it痴 running you can barely feel it neutral idle is about 700 in gear about 650.

    I値l post a couple pictures I...
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    Haha that’s cute. From what my son said the...

    Haha that’s cute.

    From what my son said the car is done snd runs so smoothly you can hardly hear it run. He said it didn’t make one revolution to start after all this. I’ll get a few good scans...
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    I well understand what you are saying. The idlers...

    I well understand what you are saying. The idlers are both shaky so it’s being done now to prevent having to do it at a bad time. The plug wires were original and very stiff. There will be a record...
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    Believe me I have a list and photos to back it...

    Believe me I have a list and photos to back it up. I’ll post more photos as I sort them out. Latest looks like only 4 plug wires were replaced and I requested all 8.
    I kinda hate to list second...
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    The butt kicking just won’t stop. My son sent...

    The butt kicking just won’t stop. My son sent some pictures but I’m having trouble saving them. The one with the corroded contacts especially went missing. They were bright greenish white, like...
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    We’ll look into some kind of splash shields. I...

    We’ll look into some kind of splash shields. I made some for my rl Camino that have been tail light savers. These cars are notorious for having the tail light wires ripped out in the sno/salt belt up...
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    I read somewhere that this is a switch rather...

    I read somewhere that this is a switch rather than variable resistancedevice. In other words it turns on at a given temp. The tolerance noted is for manufacturing tolerance. It’s does go to the ECM...
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    Just got the new Opti and water pump. I just...

    Just got the new Opti and water pump. I just talked to my son and he was already thinking about the weep hole he will come up with something. He also is going with the sealer in the cap. It’s not...
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    I’m back...now don’t every one run, I’m not...

    I’m back...now don’t every one run, I’m not contagious.

    New water pump and Opti. Supposed to be good stuff.

    I continued to explore solutions and come up with several.
    Install piece of brake...
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    I知 bending over ready for the butt kicking. My...

    I知 bending over ready for the butt kicking. My son drove the car around quite a bit today but it started missing again. He parked it in his shop to cool off. After a couple hours he tried it...
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    Well, good news for a change.The new MAP sensor...

    Well, good news for a change.The new MAP sensor got the vac up to a little over 16 almost 17 inches. Then adding tested and known good O2 sensors got it just over 19 inches at idle. My son says it...
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    Thanks for the info. I looked up much of your...

    Thanks for the info. I looked up much of your sig. and passed this on to my son and grand son.

    The gasket was much worse than the picture. We straightened it out enough to continue testing. It...
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    That line is in place and clean. My son just...

    That line is in place and clean. My son just reported that the spark test was great. It maxed out the tester and he even got juiced once by it. So good news there.
    My grand son likes the EEHACK. ...
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    Thanks for the tip on posting files. our plan...

    Thanks for the tip on posting files.

    our plan is to go over everything externally and use EEHACK to guide us with electronic issues. Then we’ll get into more mechanical issues. This car ran...
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    Sorry for this simple question but I have not...

    Sorry for this simple question but I have not done this before.
    When I get ready to post scans. Can I just copy them and post them here or do I need to do something else?
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    #2,4 were shown weak on the test using EEHACK. ...

    #2,4 were shown weak on the test using EEHACK. Interesting that the other guy said 2,6,8 were weak with #4 not far behind.

    We haven’t pulled the plug wires off yet but will. Their spark tester...
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    yesterday I drove the car out to me son’s shop....

    yesterday I drove the car out to me son’s shop. It’s 65 miles mostly freeway. I was able to run solid 70-75 mph excep a few miles at 55-60. I used cruise control for the first time as an experiment...
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    I really appreciate the help here. There is a...

    I really appreciate the help here.

    There is a new water pump that was installed when the new Opti was installed. Yes there was a huge oil leak in the Opti because of a bad seal. I didn’t actually...
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    You are absolutely right. I got the car back...

    You are absolutely right.
    I got the car back today and drove it 60 miles over various roads and uphill and down hill so I have a fresh feel for the the way it performs.

    It’s got a dead miss on...
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    Thanks. Thats the exact information I needed. ...

    Thanks. Thats the exact information I needed. I’m not sure if this is how he reset using his SnspOn scanner. I’ll ask when I pick the car up.
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    I知 at a total loss for this problem. He...

    I知 at a total loss for this problem.
    He disconnected the battery overnight and unplugged both O2 sensors. It ran exactly the same. He had not disconnected the AIR pump line in the exhaust so he...
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    BTW, My hair has long since fallen out, he is...

    BTW, My hair has long since fallen out, he is much younger than I but he is rapidly losing his hair over this project.

    I really just want to get the car back. I can take it to my son’s repair...
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