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New Blazer Owner-Couple Questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yokel, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. yokel

    yokel Newbie

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    I just got my first Blazer. An '82 k-5, and I love it!! This thing sat for two years, started and drove on very rare occasion. I have a couple questions since I've never owned a 4x4 till now. What are some common problem areas to look for before I start driving on regular basis. Also, the engine backfires and diesels. Put new carb on and helped but still does it. Runs great except at idle its very rough. Hooked up timing light and can't even find mark. Could the distributor be off a gear tooth or two and still run that good?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome aboard!! I also say a tuneup and retime it. It probably won't be within factory specs to get it timed right - these things were designed when you could get real gas. BTW - fill out your profile, you may be right around the corner from one of the bunch, and it helps a bunch to know some more detail about your rig.

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    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    Yokel: Mine does the same thing.. I ain't no mechanic so I took it to Buck's (nice SUV/pickup repair shop here in Cheyenne) and he's going to tune it up on Friday with new plugs, wires, and a bunch of other stuff... Re-timed it last week also

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    The Mechanical Advance is prone to gumming up. May need to pull the distributor appart and clean it so the advance is free. You can check it by pulling the cap and rotor. pull out on the weights. they should swing out easy and pop back to their starting point. sometimes the shafts get gummed up and hold some advance when there should be none.
    Simple to do. Pull the distributor after marking the housing and marking the dirrection the rotor is pointed (best to roll it to TDC). Take the springs and weights off the top of the shaft. Make a index mark on the gear on the bottom. Drive the roll pin out. Clean all the coked up oil off the shafts with some brake cleaner (be carfeul not to et it into the elctronic parts). Lightly grease with some high temp grease. Assemble and set timming.
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