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1988 2.5 intermitant runnibilty problem, acts like its running out of fuel but fuel pressure does not drop off

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If you are gapping your plugs at the specified( by the book) .60- DONT. The truck will run smoother if you gap them at either .32 or .35. I dont know what ******** at GM decided to run these 2.5's at .60, but mine wont even turn over at that gap. Once I dropped the gap to .35 it started right up and ran real smooth.

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