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Don't worry about the motor, worry about the ignition system. I take it you must be using an HEI distributor in the vehicle to warrant a .060" gap. Be aware that GM reduced this to .045" gap due to longevity issues. If it's not an HEI, I believe the .035" is correct. If you are running the same ignition you were using before the swap, gap it as you had it ...


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It sounds like you have three potential problems: The first problem you described sounds like you need to replace the temperature sending unit. This is important not only for your piece of mind (so you can read the correct temp on the gauge), but for your engine and fuel economy as well. Your computer could be reading the temp of this sensor and giving ...


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For stuck plugs use "SeaFoam" brand penetrating oil. It is the best. You may have to let it sit and work for a few days though. I have not seen this engine but it sounds like a tight spot so use a universal off the socket. Also use a 12 sided socket and, to make sure it doesn't skip, lightly grease the inside of the socket and dip it in sand blasting sand ...


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Your Monte Carlo has two separate fuse blocks. One inside the cabin of the car and one under the hood. If you pop your hood, you should see something which looks like this: In the picture, the relays are going to be under the left side panel. They are the three which are lined up on the right side of that block (this is relative to the picture ... orient ...


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Fixed. Turns out, the new one doesn't come with an actuator arm, so I undid the bolt (which was not left hand threads) by grasping the arm with a wrench. I am still curious as to how that rubber fastener works.



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