About 2 years I made a purchase of a 1986 Camaro IROC-Z (305tpi). I
wasnt very literate as far as cars go, and since then regret the
purchase, but that being said, i still wish to Identify the problem, as
I plan on keeping it as a "project car"
The car has numberous problems, and several things I later found out
were broken after I had purchased it. According to an auto body shop,
both stabilizer links were broken, both air filters were missing, and
the fuel filter was either broken or needed replaced (forget which),
and I was a few bolts on my exaust, leaving a leak. The problems he
mentioned that this would bring though , didnt exactly match up with
the (horriable) expiriance I am having
For starters , I can only fill my gas tank with approximately 5-7
gallons of gas. When the gas is less then optimal (< 1/2 tank) it
seems to have major problems running. The engine warning light goes
on, car drives really rough. Sometimes this seems to happen with about
a half tank of gas, but at those times I realize I can fill it up about
4 gallons, so perhaps the gage is a bit off aswell. When the gas is
nearly empty, it only lets me fill it about 6 gallons though. The
amount of fuel I can put into my car has been going down over the past
2 years, and im not really sure what to think of it.
Occasionaly out of the blue my engine light goes on, it seems like my
car "skips" a beat, like it dies and catches itself. sometimes during
this time if i slow down the car (for instance to a red light), the car
stalls. Restarting the car usualy fixes this problem (but not always).
The other night I was out dropping a friend off in a nearby city, car
showed half a tank, started running rough, i made the mistake of
turning it off, and it wouldent turn over, eventualy I managed to get
it up, took it to a gas station, filled it to the brim (the guy at the
pump said he was supprised i said i was out of gas, because he could
only put in 5 gallons), after that it seemed to run ok.
If anyone has any idea what to look for, check out, things to try, etc,
please help me out here!
Richard Paul Cesar