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Tune Up for 1991 olds 88

Hello. I just brought a 1991 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale a few months back. The car runs and start up most of the time perfectly(90%) of the time. I don't know what the last owner did too the car and either do he
Should I go ahead and get a full tune up(what ever that is) ? What comes with that full tune up?

PS: It got 1761949 miles on it. The car use to smoke from the engine but it stop after driving it a around the block a few times.

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Taht is an impossible question to answer. tune up parts need to be replaced if they are worn, just like any other part. You say it starts and runs good 90% of teh time. What are the symptoms the other 10% of the time
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PS: It got 1761949 miles on it. The car use to smoke from the engine but it stop after driving it a around the block a few times.

Thinking you mean 176,194 and 9/10. If you have one million and 761,000 miles on it, you better call GM and let them know
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Thinking you mean 176,194 and 9/10. If you have one million and 761,000 miles on it, you better call GM and let them know
Yes. Sorry about that.. But anyways, the other 10% is really random. The car will start then die right after I crank it or it would start then die a few mins later(10mins-20mins).. At first I thought it was cause it was cold outside so that would of made the car hard too stay running, but even in hot weather it does the samething.

The car drive good tho.. no jerking or anything like that once it warm up enough. That why I'm thinking a full tune up is all it needs.

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A tuneup and carb rebuilt never hurts, I would pay particular attention to all inline and carb inlet filters. If that doesn't help, think about any in tank strainers/filters than may be clogged.
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