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Engine on 95 chevy blase 4.3 (orange vortec) is Idling real ruff had a compression test vacum test and pressure test ran all good changed the spider erg valve both knock sensors did a full tune up and replaced the muffler and pipes had the fuel pump checked and nothing solved the problem also the engine light is on and flashing says it has a multi mach. misfire and I can smell gas it idles hardest when sitting in drive and when you go up a hill loses power and sometimes sputs in reverse can you help me thanx

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