New to this group, and because the "Camaro" group only has like 7 posts
in it, I guess I will post here in this one, and hope that there are
some mechanics here who can offer their insight and expertise!?
Hoping that someone here can help me out with my question and offer a
We have a 1981 Camaro 4.4L, 267 V-8 engine ( the small "gas saving 8
cylinder of the early 80's" ), that we have had garaged for a few years
now, that we are trying to restore.
Anyway, the car was very hard to start when the cold weather arrived in
November and December, and it always took like between 6-15 cranks to
start it during the winter months ( we are located in the northeast U.S.
We took the car to a mechanic who supposedly only fixes GM cars and
trucks, and told him how the camaro had NO problems starting up in the
warmer summer weather, but was very hard to start in the colder winter
So, we have no idea what he did, but now whenever you start the car, and
the engine has not run for about 20 minutes or more, you start it up,
and the engine idles real "HIGH" and LOUD for about 2-3 minutes and then
you have to keep stepping on the gas and rev the engine every couple
seconds, so that it idles at a normal level, after that 2-3 minute
I can't stand this, and want this fixed!!
You go to start up the car, whether you are at the gas station, grocery
store, shopping mall, in your driveway, etc, etc, and you have to sit
there in the car for like 3 minutes, with the engine idling super high,
fast, and loud, with people looking and staring at you, revving the
engine every couple of seconds, to get the thing to idle normally!!??
We then took the car to two other mechanics, and they both looked at it,
and said they have "NO IDEA" what he did, or how to fix it!!!!????
Does anyone have any ideas, theories or suggestions, of what this guy
did, and how to fix it?????
Any info. will GREATLY be appreciated!!