Question about 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
I did a cam lifters an timing job i line up timing marks with #1 piston tdc on compression stroke set distributor to number on piston but no start it act likes it wont to start but dont it backfires out exhaust. could my carb be the reason its not starting cause when i pull the throttle it slow down the cranking
Are you shure you got the spark plug wires back on in the right order?
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
Is the fire order the same on a oldmo
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like your off just one tooth, try pulling up dist. and back it up one tooth( counter clockwise) and try it again. When you reinstall the dist. it always goes in just before #1 not right on #1. Your in the ball park.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
THE MARKS SHOULD BE MARKED AT THE OUTTER SURFACE OF THE CAM SPROCKETS THERES 4 TOTAL ON THE CAMS AND TWO ON THE CRANK. GOOD LUCK THIS PICTURE IS RIGHT OUT OF MY TIMING MARK BOOK......2
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
We did the same thing with ours. We have a 1985 Cutlass Supreme that we put a 350 Camaro engine in it. At first it would not start for anything we eventually had to take it to a mechanic and he said it was the timing and he fixed it. Now it runs great!
But yeah it is almost impossible to get chevy engine in a oldmobile if you are unsure of what you are doing.
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
Could be the security. You can either bypass it yourself or get a bypass module. The wires in the ignition switch are horrible about breaking from being turned over so much through the years. You can also by a new switch. I'd go through the proper diagnosing steps for this but more than likely that's your problem.
Posted on Dec 06, 2010
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