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Valve cover gasket changed now she is missing
HOODBIRD Offline
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#1
hello everyone im having a problem after changing my valve cover gasket my car is missing like a vac leak
before i changed it the car would start with turn of the key now she will start then die out i know have to turn the key 2 or 3 times to get her to stay running after start i put a new vac hose from intake to tree can anyone tell me anything else to check all connections are connected nothing left undone

thanks
86tc 5speed k&n, gfb boost controller, autometer gauges, tripminder, fmic, and upgrading as fast as possible
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Joe F Offline
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#2
Check ALL vacuum hoses - if they haven't been changed, they're 22 years old. Also check all gaskets that were disturbed by removing and replacing the valve cover. Check the PCV valve and hose. Check the spark plug wires - they are easy to damage when removing.

That ought to keep you busy for a while! Good Luck, keep us posted.
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Garrett Offline
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#3
check all the hoses from the vam to the intake.
88 TC Black/Black Interior, Auto, 2.5" Exhaust w/ Flowmaster, K&N w/ Custom CAI, New Paint, Kicker Sound System, Limo Tint, Smoked Head/Tail Lights, Tripminder, Cobra R
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Robert Camp Offline
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#4
Please, please use some punctuation and capitalization. Your post is darn near incomprehensible.
Robert Camp
'86 Medium Regatta Blue TC, 5-speed, original owner.
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Spooler87 Offline
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#5
Its been asked before, and it does nothing. Mabey if we stop responding to incomprehensible posts, mabey they will learn to make it readable.

Or not.

To answer your question HOODBIRD; I'm betting that you have an intercooler connector bent over itself, or a simple vac line disconnected. Check the intercooler to turbo connector, as they are known to fold over in the rear where it is not visible.
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
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#6
Quote:Originally posted by Robert Camp:
Please, please use some punctuation and capitalization. Your post is darn near incomprehensible.
I quit trying to make sense out of such posts on any message board, long ago...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
Did you leave the lower intake attached to the head, or did you remove it? If you removed it, it may be leaking at the gasket. FYI, when doing a HG change, leave the lower intake attached to the head.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
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HOODBIRD Offline
Senior Member
#8
Update


Hey everyone......not really sure what it was. I went back and took everything apart and then put it back together. Now she runs fine but i did notice on the narrow band im getting one bar in the red for lean. Is anyone else having this problem?
86tc 5speed k&n, gfb boost controller, autometer gauges, tripminder, fmic, and upgrading as fast as possible
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