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This is a discussion on Engines surges and loses power within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have an LT1 (I know, its not God's engine). It was running fine, and I was getting ready to ...

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    Engines surges and loses power

    I have an LT1 (I know, its not God's engine).
    It was running fine, and I was getting ready to head to the track.
    I decided to change the oil (silly me) prior to the trip.
    When I started the engine to check the oil level, it ran fine.
    I then finished filling the oil and did not start it again.
    When I started it to head to the track, the idle was surging between 1200 and 900 rpm. While driving at low speeds, I could feel the surging.
    At the track, it would run, but not nearly as fast as it should.
    I just checked the oil level, it is slightly over full. Could this be the problem?
    Or did I knock something loose while filling the oil?
    Since the car ran fine prior to the oil change, I strongly suspect this was the event that caused the problem. Sounds silly to me, but it is the only thing that changed.
    Any ideas?

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    Clogged injector?

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    A valid point. I will run a bottle of injector cleaner through it tomorrow.
    Thanks for the input.

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