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get stuck
03-09-2007, 11:07 PM
ok my truck runs good in nutral and park but soon as you put it in to gear it is a gutles wonder any one know what could be wrong
thanks for any help [cheers]

03-09-2007, 11:24 PM
if your getting gas and good spark (good plug wires/distrubutor etc.) to all 8 cylinders

then chances are its your carburetor and/or ignition timing

Check your float height in your carburetor or...

Take your carb off and go down to lordco and buy a carb rebuild kit and some good industrial carb cleaner to soak it in. Don't be cheap get the good stuff. Strip the carb, soak it in cleaner for about 3 days in a container. When you take it out of the cleaner, buy some carb cleaner in a spray can and shoot it through all passageways and blow the shit out of everything with compressed air. Clean off you benchtop and rebuild the carb with the new parts that come with the kit.

And if that doesn't work, check your ignition timing as well.

That's usually a basic tuneup:dontknow:

03-09-2007, 11:28 PM
check injectors/jets for junk (you may be starving the engine), also check fuel filter.

if it happened quickly then you may have stretched your timing chain.

get stuck
03-09-2007, 11:41 PM
oh yeah its a carbertaed slant 6 and the fuel filters are new timings good new plugs good wires must be the carb might have to order a rebuld kit

03-09-2007, 11:45 PM
oh yeah its a carbertaed slant 6 and the fuel filters are new timings good new plugs good wires must be the carb might have to order a rebuld kit

slant 6?

well theres yer problem

get stuck
03-10-2007, 12:22 AM
haha thats what every one says haha i know i want to drop in a 318 but my dad wants to get this pice of uless shit motor running

03-10-2007, 10:55 AM
Seriously, that is your problem. Toss the 6.

03-10-2007, 11:35 AM
Did ya release the E brake?

get stuck
03-10-2007, 11:50 AM
hah yeah i did but its just like haveing it on

03-10-2007, 12:17 PM
If it's just like having the park brake on then how do you know you don't have a siezed brake part?

get stuck
03-10-2007, 12:51 PM
well haha i dont

get stuck
03-10-2007, 01:10 PM
when its in nutral i can push it buy my self so the breaks arnt stuck on at all when you put it in gear and hold the breaks abit and give it gas it just stalls out

03-10-2007, 02:17 PM
It's a piece of shit with a slant 6, which is in and of itself a piece of shit. You should have ditched that motor long ago. There are a million and a half problems and only one or a few of them are in play here, how do you expect us to diagnose anything over the internet, especially with all the information you've given us?

03-10-2007, 03:55 PM
hmmm dont know the setup but check the vacuum lines going to the tranny. Providing of course its an auto.

.... and I have to agree with MetalMan ... not enough info.

03-10-2007, 05:00 PM
pull the six but why stop at a 318 just go for the 360 they are worth roughly the same and go in the same

get stuck
03-11-2007, 06:28 PM
well how bad is a 360 comapiared to a 318 on fuel because i have a good 360 in my parts truck ??