: > : > Rommel wrote:
: > : >
: > : > > If you had your car at a dealer for $2600 of repiars and
: >couldnt fix
: > : > > a stupid miss I'd say you have an extremely shitty mechanic.
: > : >
: > : > I agree. the EGR valve and MAF are the firt things that any
: > : > competant mechanic should check, then the timing chain, then
: > : > the camshaft sensor.
: > :
: > : They wanted to charge me $2600 for a few repairs... like $1000 for
: > : intake gasket! Needless to say, it didn't quite happen....
: > :
: > : Also, I have replaced the PCV valve. The cheap $2 valve was one of
: > : the first things tried.
: > :
: > : I did pull off the EGR today and I noticed some drops of watery
: > : condensation in it. Other then that it didn't look like there was
: > : sort of EGR part to clean. But I'm going to look into it tommorow
: > : again.
: > :
: > : I don't know about the MAF, since it's not sending any engine
: > : but you never know.
: > :
: > : The fuel pump or fuel pump regulator seems possible based on some
: > : other posts I've read. The best bet may be to bring the car into
: > : somebody and have them diagnosis it.... any other ideas?
: > That watery substance is a mix of water and distilled
: >alcohol/gasoline/oil. Probably more water than anything else really.
: > Again, I this doesn't sound like a recirculation problem or a MAF
: >problem. But hey...what do I know.
: > Martin
: > '01 Formula - MTI Air Box Lid, K&N Filter, Hurst-6,
: > SLP Cold Air Induction & Smooth Intake
: > Corsa Catback w/Premium Tips
: > '83 V45 Magna
: Original poster:
: Throw out your Haynes manual. Useless book for any serious repair. Up
: and get a GM shop manual.
: With that being said:
: 1) Your MAF can be checked by any parts store that deals in
: electronics. It can be sent out to their supplier for testing and
: checking if you suspect a MAF problem.
: 2) A shitty air filter will cause MAF problems with paper dust
: MAF and causing all sorts of trouble. Many times, you can use
: to clean it gently.
: 3) GM EGR valves on this and many models flat out stuff up and clog. The
: Vortec GM engines as used in Blazers of the S10 variety are notorious
: code setters and stallers.
: Many GM cars and trucks have EGR base plates that must be cleared out
: doing an EGR service as they will either cause problems or reset a light
: Fuel pressure should be checked with a reliable hand-held gauge before
: any parts being bad back there. This is an expensive and frustrating
: you change a fuel pump that is not the problem.
: With that being said, start here and tell us what you find.
: Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
: '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
: '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
: '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still
: '80 T/A project car...
Good point Joe. Oil film on the sensor(s) can also cause problems.
'01 Formula - MTI Air Box Lid, K&N Filter, Hurst-6,
SLP Cold Air Induction & Smooth Intake Bellow
Corsa Catback w/Premium Tips
'83 V45 Magna