I don't know if this could cause your symptoms, but is good to do after new
head gasket install & few months of running, anyway---RETORQUE the head
bolts! I missed doing this once & was having all kinds of engine problems
as a result; tightened them & perked right up!
49 3104 216 5-window
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim House" <email@example.com>
To: "Oletrucks (E-mail)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 11:21 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] backfire
> I have had my 216 head gasket replaced 4 months ago along with a new head
> and a valve job. I was told to get a tune-up after the job - I have not
> done that. Since that time I am experiencing backfiring under the hood.
> Never out of the tailpipe. I have replaced all of the plugs, plug wires,
> rotor and cap. Also have a new fuel pump and fan belt. Still getting the
> backfire. It happens most often after I start the cold truck and once in
> great while when I am driving. Also, when I step on the gas it will pause
> for a second or so then it seems to kick in. I have tested going with a
> high test 94 octane with no change.
> Do I need a tune-up? What is involved? I have VERY limited knowledge of
> what I am doing. If I took it somewhere what would I expect to pay for
> what should I ask to be completed?
> Jim House
> 46 Chevy 3104
> Hollis, NH
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