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Thrive87
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PostSubject: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 6:19 am

Ok So today really blew major balls My truck is dying it seems Sad first for some reason ill shift my truck into Neutral and it dies just dies no steering So ya blows like ill go to coast and sometimes it happens My water pump if im thinking correctly might be the stock one from 1976 but it started leaking out this small hole behind the pulley and the water that was in there was like an orang e color NOT good Sad It sucks cause shes my baby and i dont wanna lose her she has been so good to me and when i shift the second i left off the clutch ding like i think my driveshaft is knocking cause there is a lil like part were it looks like it gaps im hoping to go to South Dakota to get that k20 frame and build her up if u have any info on what might be causing this plz im all ears and also my temp gauge doesnt work on my gauge what should i look into? Ill add more as i go along any help Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 8:03 am

first off i would start with a good tune up and have the carb rebuilt.. then for the water pump its really easy to replace with a few hand tools and a couple hours work.. that would probley fix both your problems since you dont really know the history of your truck..
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 11:37 am

Yeah a new water pump which for your truck will cost about 20 buck with a 5 dollar core... A good tune up and a coolant change. After that if your still expirencing your truck stalling then have your alternator tested. Because a bad alt. will sometimes cause that.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 5:35 pm

Thanks guys Very Happy that helps a lot
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 6:36 pm

hows the truck sound.. does it have a backfire or miss at times?.. fouled plugs will cause that on the old work horses..
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 7:35 pm

No sometime will i sit some places like i feel like a rumble from the engine like every once in awhile but rarely
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 10:03 pm

yeah thats a miss.. you need new sparkplugs, wires and a cap and rotor.. once you replace that stuff if it still does it then its time to get it looked at by a shop so they can set the timing and adjust the carb if need be..
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 22nd 2010, 10:06 pm

If the motor seems to "dance" "shake" under the hood alittle when idling I'd be willing to bet your timing is off by a few degrees. I'd check the lock nut under the distributor make sure the the dizzy isn't turning. If it's loose the give it a very slight turn clockwise to advance timing or counter clockwise to retard the timing. That combined with a good tune up will probably make that thing run sweet... I'd do plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil change, a good carb rebuild, and a new air filter. I'd do a sea foam treatment to the intake just for good measure.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 23rd 2010, 8:09 am

Well my distributor is a brand new billet one So that doesn't need replacing maybe my plugs tgere from a 90's Corvette 8mm spark plugs ya they do
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 23rd 2010, 8:28 am

Ok looking into kits to rebuild carb in your opinion what should i do?
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 23rd 2010, 10:34 am

do the tune up first and see what it does.. no sense in getting into rebuilding your carb if you dont need to..
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 23rd 2010, 1:49 pm

ok will do
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PostSubject: Re: Bad day :(   May 24th 2010, 10:52 pm

007jimmy wrote:
do the tune up first and see what it does.. no sense in getting into rebuilding your carb if you dont need to..

Agreed. Take it one thing at a time. Dont want to spend money if you dont have too.

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