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Brake Fluid mixed with Engine oil

Vehicle Information: Year: 1982; Body Type: Targa;

Without going into the stupidity that caused this particular problem, I need to ask: about 200ml of used brake fluid was put into the engine oil tank and the car was drive a several miles before it was drained and changed (oil and filter). Do I need to be concerned about any seals, thermostats, pressure valves or gauges? Any other precautions besides not letting it happen again!

decelleration backfire (popping )

Vehicle Information: Year: 1980; Body Type: Coupe;

on deceleration popping "kinda backfiring sounds" i really cant recall it sounding like that before car runs strong idles fine although on warm up seems to surge abit for a minuit i do have a straight pipe instead of a cat

Ethanol in gas question

Vehicle Information: Year: 1983; Body Type: Targa;

The state of Washington is now requiring gas stations to add up to 10% ehtanol to their gas. I keep my '83 SC with its stock engine in a heated garage and drive it only once or twice every two weeks. What can I do to minimize the impact ethanol has the car's CIS fuel injection system? Is there an additive you would recommend? Thanks for your help.

Engine Stalling

Vehicle Information: Year: 1980; Body Type: Coupe;

Just finished an engine rebiuld. CIS sat on a shelf in the garage for a few years. Did runin @ 2000 rpm for 20 minutes no problem, but engine stalled when RPM dropped. Now I have to crank for 10-15 seconds before starting, then it runs fine for about 10 seconds & stalls.Also, starter works fine when the key is first turned. After the first time it may or may not, sometimes the switch will not advance to the start position, sometimes it does but no starter.Thanks very much for your help!

Effects of Ethanol in Gasoline

Vehicle Information: Year: 1978; Body Type: Targa;

What effect does ethanol, methanol or any alcohol substance have on any part of the fuel system.

Cold start problem

Vehicle Information: Year: 1983; Body Type: Coupe;

Very hard to start after engine has sat 10 or 12 hrs. It barely stays running. After 4 or 5 minutes it runs perfect. This began the day after I filled up w/Shell 93 octane. I added Chevron fuel injector cleaner and it cleared up at first. My engine is a 1980 3.0 from DC automotive in NC. I have only put about 500 miles on since the top end rebuild. I checked the Tech Q&A and none of the cold start problems seemed to be the same. Any suggestions you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

high idle when cold

Vehicle Information: Year: 1981; Body Type: Coupe;

recently the morning temp has dropped down to 30 degrees f or less,the car is garaged,however the idle goes up to around 1800 rpms for at least 10 to 15 miles of driving then comes down to 900rpm,its never done this until the cold weather,its not a everyday driver,butI do occasionally drive her to work.what are your thoughts?

Valve Adjustment

Vehicle Information: Year: 1982; Body Type: Coupe;

Just completed valve adjustment also replaced rotor cap and plugs. Turned over but would not start. Took out all plugs, valve covers and started over with new adjustment. Cannot turn engine over on the pulley to line up TDC. The pulley belt is tight. Could I have bent a valve? I tried loosing up a couple of the valves that looked depressed but this did not help. Any help would be appreciated.ThanksMikeStillwater, MN

78'SC will not start

Vehicle Information: Year: 1978; Body Type: Coupe;


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