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1985 corvette. I had the valve guide seals replaced and lifters adjusted, car was running fine before. When completed the left side injectors were not pulsing as well as the right side and the left side manifold after running is still cool while the right side is to hot to touch.

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You mean exhaust manifold?? how do you know its an injector problem???? how did you check this?? they either pulse or they dont......recheck all the work that was done.

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