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brainiac



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PostSubject: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 12:48 am

I'm told by a mechanic that working on even the simplest/least expensive things on the 1995 LT1 is extremely expensive. Getting to the distributor, for example. Car has been bogging down when it never had before (in my one year of owning it).

Is this accurate information? This mechanic's estimate seems high. Any help/insight appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 8:20 am

Ignition work is expensive, but not everything else in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 8:50 am

Do you work on your cars yourself, or do you have mechanics work on them?
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 9:55 am

It is not the difficulty in replacing the opti, it is the time involved. You have to remove a number of things to get to it.
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PostSubject: Opti?   Fri May 24, 2013 3:43 pm

What is the full name for this?
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 4:27 pm

It's called the "optispark" distributor, but to anybody else you can just call it a "distributor."

How many LT1 engines has this mechanic worked on? There are many automotive repair jobs I've done that are tougher than a distributor replacement on an LT1.
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 4:35 pm

Go to utube and enter "optispark"and decide for yourself,its not that hard with the right tools and a little patience.
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Where are you located. Wagon guys are known to be good teachers!!
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Talk to someone who knows LT1 engines well,.

"bogging" is not s very good description of the ailment,.

and most mechanics that don't know LT1's intimately,. will always reach for the new optispark off the shelf,.

then they give up when it still "bogs"

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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Fri May 24, 2013 10:48 pm

Check for codes in the computer. Then let us know what you found. It will help remote troubleshooting.
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PostSubject: optispark problems   Mon May 27, 2013 3:11 am

What is it that oftentimes causes the optispark to go bad? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: RMW 1995upkeep expense   Mon May 27, 2013 11:54 am

brainiac wrote:
What is it that often times causes the optispark to go bad? Thanks.

I looked back at your posts Braniac,.

you post very little,

You ask questions that seem to come from someone that is too lazy to search for anything,

You have never introduced yourself,.and have not offered up any info or pictures of your car general info like color etc,.,. no general info about yourself, where you are located etc,.

In fact it seems to me that you might possibly be someone with more than one forum ID,.




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