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SOURCE: my 1981 chevy El Camino V6 3.8L 229 idle gets high

Sounds like a problem with your choke. It may just need to be cleaned (linkages and all). If the choke doesn't close after reaching operating temperature, the engine will rev high. This indicates a choke stuck in the open position. Also, you may need to look for a vacuum leak if cleaning it doesn't fix it. On a 1981 GM product, I'd expect the vacuum hoses to be stiff and cracking.

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SOURCE: 86 4.3 litre V6 chevy el camino bogging down, stalling out

most likely a weak fuel pump or a clogged filter. Check fuel pressure with a gauge or as its bogging down spray brake cleaner in the Throttle Body. If this allows it to increase RPM then its the pump or filter.

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SOURCE: Need vacuum hose diagram for a 1980 el camino 229 v 6

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3.8L (229 CID)The 229 cid (3,751 cc) engine was first introduced for the 1980 model year and was produced until 1984. This engine replaced the 250 cid in full-size Chevrolets and Camaros as the new base V6. Additionally, the intermediate Chevrolet Malibu and Monte Carlo also used the 229 cid as a replacement for both the 200 cid V6, and the 231 cid Buick V6. Both the Buick V6 and the 229 cid Chevrolet V6 are 90-degree V6 engines, and both are often referred to as the 3.8L V6. These engines should not be confused as being the same, and are completely unique engine designs.
The 229 cid has a 3.736-inch bore and a 3.48-inch stroke, identical to the Chevrolet 305 cid V8 engine. The 229 cid used the same 2.45-inch main bearing and 2.10-inch rod bearing diameters as the 200 cid V6 engine. Also like the 200 cid V6, the 229 cid used the same crankshaft with the 18-degree offset throws and the same 5.7-inch connecting rods with 0.050-inch narrowed ends. It came equipped with 1.84-inch intake valves and 1.50-inch exhaust valves. The 229 cid V6 was only equipped with a 2-barrel carburetor. For 1980 the 229 cid used a mechanical Dualjet. From 1981 to 1984 the electronic Dualjet was used along with the GM's CCC (Computer Command Control) system. The 229 cid was rated between 110 and 115 hp (86 kW).

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Need vacuum hose diagram for a 1980 el camino 229 v 6


http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c1528005163f

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What is the fuel tank size for a 1986 el camino V6 4.3 F.I.


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Well, just for kicks and grins, I checked several parts suppliers catalogs and found that all they provide are 22 gallon tanks, any size engine. The Haynes book DOES NOT provide this info as best I could figure it out. 86 owner bilz

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I need tom locate a vacuum line diagram for a 1981 chevy monte carlo 2269 v6 motor with a dual jet 210 electonic feedback carburater


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86 4.3 litre V6 chevy el camino bogging down, stalling out


most likely a weak fuel pump or a clogged filter. Check fuel pressure with a gauge or as its bogging down spray brake cleaner in the Throttle Body. If this allows it to increase RPM then its the pump or filter.

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Want to replace a dash pad in 82 el camino need instructions to complete the installation


If you've never done a dash pad replacement before I would suggest getting an aftermarket cover77 88 EL CAMINO/MONTE CARLO FULLFACE NEW Dash Pad CAP, $87.99 ... (1) (Made 3 Ways) Sellers Choice New Dash Pad Cap for A 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 ...
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This is a snap on cover that covers your old one without it's removal,just paint it to match.Now you can get these from a lot of different places and I'm NOT recommending any business or company,just saying this is an easy way to get a nice looking dash without replacing it.

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My 1981 chevy El Camino V6 3.8L 229 idle gets high when engine is hot and when engine gets cold idle drops not sure why can i have any suggestions


Sounds like a problem with your choke. It may just need to be cleaned (linkages and all). If the choke doesn't close after reaching operating temperature, the engine will rev high. This indicates a choke stuck in the open position. Also, you may need to look for a vacuum leak if cleaning it doesn't fix it. On a 1981 GM product, I'd expect the vacuum hoses to be stiff and cracking.

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Vacuum lines for an 1983 GMC CABALLERO with 229 V6


nice choice of rod, but the v 6, junk , need to run untill 454,350, 396 arrive? cool, ok. only need dist vac to accelerater vac port pass side of carb,manifold vac port to brake boost lose rest.cap off.<check timing> racing trick, vac guage max vac back off 2 lbs of vac perfect timing for race. set wreckers up that way for clean burn and better milage. [email protected] or classic roadside services .com e-mail rick v-6 231 229 vega/monza

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