Food For Thought....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Razzlo, Feb 19, 2001.

  1. Razzlo

    Razzlo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Replaced the plugs on my truck ('84 C10/350)a couple of weeks ago, and everything was fine. I has sent a post to this group ,needing help to locate the timing indicator. it turns out that when the engine was rebuilt, the indicator was never re-installed. Anyway, Yesterday, i was trying to adjust the idle etc., and the engine started running rough like it was missing. Not knowing what to do, I figured it was a vacuum problem. After HOURS AND HOURS of trying to solve the problem, I broke down and took the truck to the mechanic this morning. Well... $200 later... They said that I had 2 broken plugs. DUH!!!!. That was the first thing I thought, but did I chek them???? NO!!!. I figured, heck, I just replaced them a couple of weeks ago. I even had the timing light out and could have checked for spark on each plug BUT NO!!!!!!. Anyway, just wanted to share. At least the truck purrs like a kitten now. BTW, There was a vacuum leak, and there was no Dist. Adv. or EGR, so it was worth the money. Next time I will be a good boy and consult this list.... I just wonder how they set the timing without a timing mark....

  2. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Glad to hear it's running, and running well. I took a look at my reply to your timing mark question, I never thought about the timing tab being gone. Food for thought there too!

    1975 GMC C-35
  3. Razzlo

    Razzlo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Just as a follow-up, I picked up the wreck, and it now purrs like a kitten...for now... Sometimes it helps to have someone else look at the problem.

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