I have a 89 Caprice Estate wagon with the Olds 307 engine.
When I start the car, it runs fine for the first 2 minutes, then it
starts bogging down. I opened the air cleaner and found the choke is
staying closed. I adjusted the dashpot that pulls it open, but that
dashpot is connected to a vac hose that goes to a "contraption" on the
valve cover with a whole lot of vac hoses going to it. After a few
minutes, the dashpot suddenly pulls the choke open. Therefore,
something in that "contraption" must sense the engine is warm, and
allows vacuum to that dashpot. Until then, there is no vacuum on that
hose. However, if I attach that dashpot to another vac hose, such as
one coming right out of the carburetor, it pulls the choke open.
Can anyone explain what is going on here, and how to fix this. I'm
pretty much stuck with having to manually jam something into the choke
everytime I start the car.
One other thing, has anyone ever tried to put a manual choke cable on
one of these. It would be so much easier to control it myself.
Automatic chokes are a pain in that butt.