Question about 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88
I have taken it to a mechanic, put way more $ into than i paid for the car. I took the catalytic converter off of it, had no immediate problems. Then it got to wear once it warmed up, it would start missing, like it was out of time. Took it to a local mechanic, he went over it, and over it and came to the conclusion that there was a sensor out somewhere, it would cost me, for him to find it. he recommended that i switch it over to old school, new manifold, distributor, and carb. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. I could go either way to get the ol girl runnin..sensor or switch it over, i just need little advice.
Check the exhaust manifolds. On a lot of the engines there is a little vaccuum operated valve that is supposed to help the engine warm up faster to reduce emissions. A lot of times it gets so rusty that it gets stuck and will make the engine run rough after it warms up. Had it happen on my 83 with the 307, so I disconnected and plugged the vaccuum line and made sure the valve was open. Also check for a stuck/bad egr valve or other vaccuum leaks.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 21, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
Aug 30, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Mar 18, 2011 | 2000 Acura 3.5RL
Nov 14, 2010 | Saab 9 3 Cars & Trucks
Oct 13, 2010 | 1996 Honda Accord
Apr 29, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Montana
Apr 21, 2009 | 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Jun 29, 2008 | 1991 Plymouth Colt
153 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: