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Old 06-12-2016, 06:46pm   #1
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bilmem '84 starts but won't keep running

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone here can help me diagnose my problem. I Bought my '84 about a year ago and everything was running great until last week. I started getting signs of a dying fuel pump / fuel delivery problems. I was getting a power lag while accelerating. It would pause for a second after i stepped on the gas when speeding up. It stalled on me a couple times and seemed to be getting worse by the day. I replaced the fuel filter- no improvement. Finally it died while I was driving yesterday and wouldn't start at all. I put a new fuel pump in even though the old factory one was still making noise when I turned the key. Thought it might help but no cigar. No check engine light or anything coming up either. I replaced all the spark plugs and put a new rotor in the distributor. Now it starts but it won't keep running. Even if i give it gas it still dies out after 2 seconds. No revving after the initial turnover.

Any idea what it could be? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-28-2016, 12:13pm   #2
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Check fuel pressure. should be 12-14 psi. Possible issue with fuel pressure regulator(on rear throttlebody).

More on this in 1984 factory field manual. Chilton is a fine manual. I always keep a couple handy to use as kneepads. Soft and absorbent. Best use.

Don't have a genuine 1984 Corvette factory repair manual?
PM me and I'll mail a CD copy. You can print just the pages you need. Just reprint them if you get dirt, oil or blood on them.
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I could use a copy of that manual!
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I could use a copy of that manual!
The sell those on-line. I mean the book(s).
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The carburetor could also be loose or messed up the double carburetor setups are hard to work with so you might want to check that as well.
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Reply to 84vette and 1984 corvette,

PM'd you both if you want the 84 manual on CD... check your PM inboxes...
like I said in my previous post....
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