Engine Performance problem
1988 Chevy Corvette V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 78000 miles
Recently I did some work on my corvette, including spark plugs, wires, rotor, distributor cap, adjustable fuel regulator, idle air temp relocate, new air filter, and air foil in the throttle body. After I put it all in and got everything back together. It would not run and I thought it was the timing. I followed the timing procedures in the maintenance manual I have and put it to 6 degrees btdc. The problem is that the engine still pops a lot. I Turned the engine off and plugged the Electronic spark control ground back in. The engine still ran at this point but it would hunt up and down and still would pop on occasion. I realized the MAF was disconnected and when I plugged it back in, it will not run at all. I spun the engine to TDC on cylinder one and made sure the rotor is pointing close to the proper location on the distributor. I have a friend who works at a GM dealership and told me how to check the MAF and it tested good. I have checked the routing of the plug wires and firing order at least 10 times and i'm sure they are correct.
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 6:53 PM