So ran truck tonight without airfilter. Same outcome, although tonight IAT never got to 100 degrees only up to 86 degrees. Still after about 40 - 45 minutes of idling and alittle bit of 15 mph driving around parking lot, engine still just turns off. I say turns off cause no stumble, no hestiation, no sputter just dies nice a calm like I shut it down. What would cause this. I've been debating weither or not to take it to a chevy dealership for a dign. But they told me if I'm not throwing codes then the diagn. Won't really help. So i'd hate to just waste $100. Plus I don't trust other people working on my vehicles. Plus I'm a pretty good mech. I build hot rods and cars in my spare time. But this problem I just can't seem to fix and every other car person I speak to can't put there finger on what this problem could be. Nothing makes sense. Lets start fresh. Truck is a 98 jimmy 4.3 W vin 4x4 2 dr with 134000 miles on it. New: battery, alt. ICM, plugs, wires, distr. Cap, rotor, K&N airfilter, running proper oil, new high flow cat, flowmaster 40 serious exhaust, new PCV, cleaned EGR valve, cleaned MAF, fuel pump, fuel filter. I seafoamed the engine and I run techron fuel cleaner about once a month or every other month. Also run lucos in the oil.
Before the engine shuts off, the truck runs strong as hell, like new, MPG are great. Right before this problem truck was at 180-200 miles with over half a tank left. With mainly city driving on it.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 AT 2:50 AM