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1988 Corvette Hot Start problem

My 88 Corvette starts instantly when cold but takes several seconds of cranking to start when hot. Any ideas?

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Well there are a few things that can cause this and Im sure you have tried most but I will run down my normal list first fuel vapor lock is still a problem on high performance cars in the 80s try cycling the key 3 or 4 times from off to on pausing briefly between each cycle to push fuel through the lines if that does work check the location of the fuel line on the front of the block of it is touching there is your problem ok if that doesnt work coil saturation meaning the heat is actually causing it not to fire next would be the the distributor first cap and rotor wires breakdown plugs even do not use platinum or iridium plugs in anything that old even if you think its in great shape one speck of oil it wont fire through it then you have the electronic module in the distributor most chain parts stores can test them for you for free hell most are cheap for the older cars good luck and if you need clarification or more help let me know Danny

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those 88 tpi engines had an injector bulletin but very few ppl were ever told so i would have fuel system tested but my 88 350 had bad injectors manufactoring defect they would leak too much fuel in into cylinders

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