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Re: [oletrucks] backfire

To: "Jim House" <jhouse@ccsolution.com>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] backfire
From: "Doug Pewterbaugh" <dpewter@email.msn.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 23:31:01 -0600
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!

Doug Pewterbaugh
Denton, TX
49 3104 216 5-window

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim House" <jhouse@ccsolution.com>
To: "Oletrucks (E-mail)" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
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?
> Thanks,
> Jim House
> 46 Chevy 3104
> Hollis, NH
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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