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Is there water in my motor? Struggles above 4000 rpm.

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    Nice +1!

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    Amazing what a little piece of foam can do... I can imagine if you had taken it to a shop.

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    Probably the same outcome as what they told Basham...rebuild the motor...4-5K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Probably the same outcome as what they told Basham...rebuild the motor...4-5K.
    yup instant rip off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Probably the same outcome as what they told Basham...rebuild the motor...4-5K.
    That's a bummer... Of course they wouldn't even rebuild it... just take the foam out, call me a week later and say they "fixed" my problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    That's a bummer... Of course they wouldn't even rebuild it... just take the foam out, call me a week later and say they "fixed" my problem...
    yup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    Marc 85Z28, as it happens, according to your advice, I popped open my air lid and noticed that the little foam strip that goes along the edge to seal off the induction was missing. When I reached into the MAF to check for obstructions, voila, there it was, all crumpled up against the screen (glad I didn't descreen it).

    I took the Z out for a test drive and the first pull was a second gear pull all the way to 5500, smooth as silk. Then I tried a 1st gear pull and again, strong and smooth. A thrid pull in 2nd gear was consistantly strong and smooth.

    I thank everyone for their input and advice and for helping a newbee out with things far beyond his understanding.
    Isn't it great when a seemingly big problem turns out to be something simple? Glad I could help

    But you're not done yet! Get a can of MAF cleaner, brand name CRC. Follow the directions on the can - very lightly spray the MAF elements. Why? Those elements get hot, that's how they work. There is probably still some debris or a film (from a poor air lid seal or the foam contacting the element) on the element that you cannot see, skewing the readings. You may even pick up some lost horsepower!
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    Okay will try that. Any advice on how to keep the foam strip sealed to my lid? Any good adhesives that most people like... I'm sure others have had that seal come off before (as of right now, the seal is sitting in my center console).
    Last edited by Naaman; 02-03-2011 at 09:10 AM.

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    I spray my engine down maybe twice a year. I worked a Quality Engineer for a connector company that made underhood connectors for the Big 3. The Director of Engineer told me Never put HIGH pressure water on the engine area. Maybe a light spray to remove dust...but that is it !!! I see people that the coin car washing spraying the crap out of the engine..bad... Take you dads leaf blower and blow it dry...just don't do it again...or expect more trouble. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    I wouldn't talk to that mechanic ever again... "Pressure cooker"...
    Most likely, plug wires...
    Ima go with this..

    Coolant burns especially when mixed with fuel..

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