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Old 05-05-2002, 10:48 AM
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I reacently took my car in to have the rear intake gasket replaced. Up until then my car ran fine..just leaked like siv. When I get my car back it acts like it is runnin on 7 cylinders.I know there are a few things that can cause this my question is is timing not set correctly going to cause this. That is the only thing I can think of. Or has the machanic messed my car up bad

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Old 05-05-2002, 01:21 PM
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your timing should be fine. I think i would look to see if there is any vacuum lines off or installed incorrectly.

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I agree with johnny your timing should not make it seem to be running on seven cylinders.vacuum,wiring,fouled plugs,please recheck these first before you jump to major conclusions.then go from there (wrenchturner)

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come to think, it probably is your timing. the mechanic you used could have possibly dropped the distributor in 180 degrees off. take your spark plug wires, mark the first one you change with a chlothespin, and take the wires directly across the cap (take one off, replace with direct opposite). fire the engine and if it huffs or backfires the timing was right to begin with, put the wires back and start over. if it runs better, or just plain good, put the wires back, yank the distributor out and turn it 180 degrees and drop it back in. the other thing i could muster is that when he took the intake off he didn't plug the cylinder head's intake runners. if some old gasket material got down in there it could bend a valve, causing it to miss, or if it was a larger solid particle(metal shaving,tiny rock, stick) it could have caused permanent damage to the head or cylinder wall making for a poor seal and miss or poor combustion.

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I agree with Wrenchturner. Check all the vacuum lines and electrical connections first then go back and talk with your mechanic before jumping off the deep end.

The chances that piston rings are causing this problem are about a million to one.
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just a few simple sugestions here, did you check plugwires(at plug and dist)recheck pluggap certainly check all vaccum lines (for connection and condition(cracking))also spray carb cleaner on intake gaskets to check for more leaks (never heard of a rear intake gasket on a V8 its either rt or lt and I've never replaced one without replacin the other as well)hopin for the best
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