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My brother has a 305 in a Caprice that he just got started. Problem is, it will start but when you tap the gas the engine dies. Is this a fuel related problem?
 

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Could be. Try holding your hand over the choke horn or choking the carb, see if that helps. More background info equals more help from the board members.
 

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To my knowledge, it is not popping. I will ask him to check to make sure all the vac lines are hooked up. I will also find out as much more as I can about it.
 

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adb2f said:
My brother has a 305 in a Caprice that he just got started. Problem is, it will start but when you tap the gas the engine dies. Is this a fuel related problem?
Doc here:pimp:

Is this a Carbed or TBI engine?

If Carb, What type? Q~jet? If so look at the primary Pump on the q~jet...It may have dried up and cracked.

Doc:pimp:
 

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there is no pooping and it idles fine so that tells me there isn't much of a vacuum leak. The car has probably sat for 3 months. Changing the spark plugs now but would that really make a difference if the car idles fine? The accelerator pump could be it. Maybe it's binding or something. I'll check and get back with you guys. Thanks.

Oh and it is a Qjet.
 
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