Chevy 350 engine bogs when hitting gas, idles low then stalls after 15 mins of driving?? HELP??
71 chevy with 350 engine, edelbrock intake and 600 cfm carb setup, new HEI distributor put installed, 8mm spark plug wires. I got the engine timed to the 6 before TDC GM spec. Car starts on a dime and drives great for about 10 mins just all of a sudden just bogs down and idles really low then finally stalls. Can figure out whats going on. Any suggestions? I have a car show coming up and I cant figure this out!! Car drove fine a month ago. =(
What happens if I drive with no power steering?
I have a Honda del Sol without power steering, so I can give some perspective on this.There are two different situations you could be talking about.First, a car made without power steering. My Honda is like that. In this case, you notice the steering is a little hard when stopped or driving slowly, but it feels fine above 20 mph. In other words, the steering feels stiff when parking, but fine all other times. It really helps to get the tires rolling before trying to turn the steering wheel.Second, a car with power steering, but it just went out. It could be the power steering pump failed or the engine stopped. You can still steer, but it will be very difficult. More difficult than the car without power steering. You will probably have to use both hands firmly to wrestle the steering wheel to steer. If the engine stopped, you will lose the power brakes too.I've never tried to drive a car with failed power steering. I've experienced this when the engine stopped. In those cases, I've focused on pulling the car over, and getting it stopped safely. I think you would find it very tiring to drive a car with failed power steering for a long trip. Again, though, the steering will be easier when the car is moving.
Is it actually dangerous to leave your car running while refilling the gas?
Is there any risk associated with leaving a car running while filling it with gas? Yes. A very small risk.Is there anything to be gained by leaving the car running while filling it with gas? No, not really. The car isn’t going to get significantly hotter or colder in 5 minutes, so heat and air conditioning aren’t good reasons.So. Shut off the car while getting gas.Gasoline is shockingly hard to ignite. You can throw matches or lit cigarettes into a bucket of gas all day long and there is almost no chance of anything bad happening. I once saw a Chevy C10 pickup with the bed fully engulfed in flames pull into a gas station. Nothing happened, except the driver was literally arrested for criminal stupidity (don’t know what he was charged with).But there is always a chance that the right ratio of gasoline vapors and air will exist exactly where a stray spark happens to travel, and then all hell breaks loose. A good sized gas station might have 40,000 gallons of gasoline vapors stored in its tanks. That’s enough to do roughly the same damage as a tactical nuclear weapon.Risk. Reward. Impact. The risk of leaving the car running is infinitesimal. The reward is basically non-existent. The impact if things go bad is catastrophic. Shut off the car.
What prevents the engine coolant to circulate?
What can cause the engine coolant not to circulate, I'm sure there's a truck load of reasons.Water pump impeller is corroded or Brocken off of the press fit on the shaft has gone free floating. Effectively you don't have a water pump now or its effects are severely diminished. These problems are caused by using contaminated water, defective or wrong pump fitted and reconditioned pump respectively.Alternator drive belt, some water pumps are driven externally by the alternator drive belt or a separate belt altogether. If this breaks apart, overheating will be the first to manifest even before batteries go flat on you.Radiator thermostat mulfunction. The thermostat seperates water in tthe engine from water in the radiatot so that enging temperature raises fast unaffected by the cooling effects of the radiator. If it mulfunctions and stays closed, the engine will overheat as a result of lack of circulation. You can make a fast diagnosis by feeling the top and bottom hoses. If the bottom one is cold yet the top one is too hot, its definitely blocked thermostat.Air locked cooling system. Like all pump systems, an airlock is detrimental to efficiency of the pump action. The pump pushes and pulls water by seamlessly scooping it. Because Water is incompressible, movement is transmitted to the whole water body. If there are air pockets within the system, some of the pump action instead of moving water will compress or stretch are thereby rendering pump action ineffective. Some engines need to be bled after filling up with water after leakages or repairs.I'll ad more as they come to my head.
Oil pressure drops when accelerating?
I have a 1978 chevrolet scottsdale c-10 2wd. 305 engine. Here lately i've noticed that my oil pressure is fine at an idle or coasting, but when i accelerate it drops. I do know that i have a spark plug misfiring and plan to change it. Is the oil pressure problem a result of that or could it be something else. Thanks for any help
CHEVY 350 ENGINE!...CHEAP PERFORMANCE AND POWER UPGRADES!!...QUICK, CHEAP HORSEPOWER!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!?
Hey, i just got an 86 cutlass that has a chevy 350 in it and a 400 trans...i was wondering what are some cheap(as in price, not quality) ways i can upgrade it and get more power and performance out of it. I dont plan on racing it, just want some power on the takeoff and make it feel like a beast....Also, if you can please profide me with some specific brands and pricing!!...THANKS!! P.S- I'm open to all suggestions that cost less than a few hundred
How do I bypass power steering pump and completely get rid of it?
What do you mean when you say that the pump can't be repaired or replaced? If it's a matter of not being able to afford to fix it or you can't get the parts, then you are probably going to be without a truck for a while until you can get it fixed properly. While it may technically be possible to do away with the power steering, it is most likely going to be more difficult and more expensive than making repairs (if you want it to be safe at all).Vehicles that have power steering simply aren't designed to be driven without it. You will cause damage to other steering components such as the rack or gearbox. Not only that, but vehicles are geared differently now. The steering on a non powered vehicle was designed to function without hydraulics. Without power, a modern system's steering radius is affected greatly, they literally can't turn as far without power.The heavier the vehicle, the harder it is to steer without power. In particular, I would not attempt to drive any pickup(or larger vehicle) on the road without power steering. There's simply to much risk.There are only two times when I would even consider driving a vehicle with failed power steering:In an emergency. Either I need to get the vehicle home, or I need to get someone to a hospital and have no other options.It's a farm vehicle, the only thing I use it for is moving a few tools around a field.I've had to move two modern vehicles with failed power steering. The first was a Honda Civic that wouldn't run. We dragged it about ten miles with me steering the car. It was really hard to turn at all, and that was with a fairly lightweight car. Afterwards it felt like I'd spent the entire day weightlifting, just from a short drive.The other vehicle was my friend's Dakota pickup. I went out with him to get the truck. The pump had failed and we needed to get it back to his house so that we had space and tools to work with. We got it started, he hopped in to drive, and I followed in my car. I followed him right up until he plowed into a tree on a particularly sharp turn. He simply couldn't make the turn without power steering. He ended up with a tow bill, body shop bill, the repair bill for the pump, and a hospital visit on top. That's why I will never recommend doing away with power steering on a vehicle.