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 OMG! Not another opti? LOL

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PostSubject: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:57 am

So, I am doing another opti. And not in the Valdez..... Yet. scratch

I lovez me some opti. Thank you GM for stuffing it behind everything. I certainly hope that engineer works for Ford now. Rolling Eyes ASSHOLE!

This is the worst one I think I have ever seen. 94 with 130k, original opti. Both the opti drive seal, and water pump drive seal are just destroyed. You can see part of the w/p drive seal hanging to the right of the drive itself. The actual rubber seal portion of the opti seal had broken away from the metal retainer, so it was probably just spinning with the opti. I have yet to pull the old opti apart, but it is junk. So much deflection in the rotor portion, it was a ticking time bomb. I can't wait to see how much oil and burn marks are in the upti when I get it apart. If I can get it apart. lol.


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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:43 am

That Mike's car?

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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:44 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
That Mike's car?
Yup Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:30 pm

Why'd you remove the coil?

Air Pump delete on the list?

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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:44 pm

sdstick wrote:
Why'd you remove the coil?

Air Pump delete on the list?
To clean all the connections, and to give more room.

Air pump bracket has to come off to get w/p off.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:52 pm

Mike, you need a can of degreaser and a power washer. Same here tho Wink
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:44 pm

At 120 miles a day, I'd need to degrease at power wash and degrease weekly. And no air pump delete; I have to pass emissions for the next 7 years.

Runs great so far, and I have all my seat belts again Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:50 pm

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At 120 miles a day, I'd need to degrease at power wash and degrease weekly. And no air pump delete; I have to pass emissions for the next 7 years.

Runs great so far, and I have all my seat belts again Very Happy
Actually, you can delete if you wish. Engine runs as clean with it, as without it. Just need one of those fancy GM air pump delete decals. And as long as they don't look under the hood, they will never know.Wink
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:15 pm

Also, with what Billy said, GM entered a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) a long time ago stating that it causes damage to the MAF via moisture intake that collects in the AIR tube. Sooooo, delete it, leave the relay and fuse in and buy this. I got one for the '95 that Indie has. Very useful sticker!

http://impalasuperstore.com/superstore2010/shopexd.asp?id=1094
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:21 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Also, with what Billy said, GM entered a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) a long time ago stating that it causes damage to the MAF via moisture intake that collects in the AIR tube. Sooooo, delete it, leave the relay and fuse in and buy this. I got one for the '95 that Indie has. Very useful sticker!

http://impalasuperstore.com/superstore2010/shopexd.asp?id=1094

Does that also apply to us lowly TBI owners? I'm header shopping and want to wave bye bye to that pile of crap.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:47 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
Also, with what Billy said, GM entered a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) a long time ago stating that it causes damage to the MAF via moisture intake that collects in the AIR tube. Sooooo, delete it, leave the relay and fuse in and buy this. I got one for the '95 that Indie has. Very useful sticker!

http://impalasuperstore.com/superstore2010/shopexd.asp?id=1094

Does that also apply to us lowly TBI owners? I'm header shopping and want to wave bye bye to that pile of crap.
NO
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:10 pm

^^^LOL!!! Sorry Justin. You need to get a 94+ lt1 or l99 for that. Or a nice turbo Buick to swap in that ghost busters mobile of a wagon you've got there.. No ones done that yet...right guys?.....hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:43 pm

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Cadet57 wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
Also, with what Billy said, GM entered a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) a long time ago stating that it causes damage to the MAF via moisture intake that collects in the AIR tube. Sooooo, delete it, leave the relay and fuse in and buy this. I got one for the '95 that Indie has. Very useful sticker!

http://impalasuperstore.com/superstore2010/shopexd.asp?id=1094

Does that also apply to us lowly TBI owners? I'm header shopping and want to wave bye bye to that pile of crap.
NO

Quoted for comedic value Laughing Laughing Laughing

Justin, no one will care emissions inspection in MA starts at 97 now.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:08 am

Probably not the best time to bring this up, but it's running like crap at light throttle again. There's also a slight fuel smell with it; I'll check out other things before assuming it's the Opti.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:09 pm

mp775 wrote:
Probably not the best time to bring this up, but it's running like crap at light throttle again. There's also a slight fuel smell with it; I'll check out other things before assuming it's the Opti.
I am sorry to hear that Mike. Keep me informed on what you find. If it is the opti, I will do the repair free of charge. The only thing you will have to buy is a decent opti. I will buy that one from you if it is the problem, and I will deal with the return. I will cover any cost for the gaskets and lost coolant as well. Hopefully it is something simple.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:33 pm

Having driven a pile of miles with an opti (like many of you) I'll throw in my .02
Mike...your right....Dont blame an opti for every little thing.
If you jump in & fire the car up & drive off with no problem...look elsewhere.
Little hesitations & shyt like that can come from a gazillion different things on these vehicles.
Some you can find....some...good luck with that.
Unless you can say you've eliminated 20 other "possibles" just drive it.

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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:19 am

I'm pretty certain it was the Opti the first time, because 1) Bill's description of the Opti, and 2) it ran perfect for a few weeks/couple thousand miles Very Happy. This time I'll investigate further. It's running fine and fuel economy is fine; it's just a minor annoyance.

Even if it is the Opti, I'm not going to bother Bill with it until the Valdez is straightened out Wink.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:46 am

There's a pretty good thread on the big board (think if you search "stumble")
He hasnt found his problem yet but has had ALOT of suggestions from folks.
If you cant find it LMK I'll get you the link

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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:13 pm

Thanks; I found lots of threads! Most common culprit seems to be the EGR valve, which IIRC Bill also replaced. I'd imagine a leaking intake would wipe out a new EGR, though.
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PostSubject: Re: OMG! Not another opti? LOL   Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:43 pm

I did not touch your EGR Mike. But I tightened mine down, and it fixed my issue. The best thing to do is have it scanned if you can't find it. I was almost at that point myself. If you think it may be the egr, just unplug the vacuum line from it, and plug the line. Drive it around. This should tell you if the EGR is the culprit. Mine was just loose, so the trick did not work. And I tried using the old gasket. Surprised
I got so aggravated and embarrassed by it I even deleted the opti class thread. Mad
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