Join Date: May 2011
Location: Walnut Grove, Missouri
Shop times plugs & wires
I have a 1994 Caprice Wagon w/ 5.7 LT1 that I have owned for 6 years now. A few weeks ago I started getting a miss at Idle, 51mph, and 61mph. I had the engine checked for codes but only a Ox code was found. The engine is running very rich from the smell. On checking the driver side plug wires they looked like they had teeth marks on them, I live out in the sticks. The prior owner had a complete tune-up done just before the sale. I know that a lot of cleaning needs to be done to get it back into shape. When the engine has no miss it runs very strong and has a very easy start up.
I use this car to carry my electric rider on the back as just can't walk or work on cars any more. I'm going to look to someone to this work. I wanted to start by replacing the plug wires with ACdelco and install ACdelco single platm plugs. Then see if anything changes as far as the miss. If it settles down then cleaning all of the other tune-up parts would be next. I was thinking the next thing would be to replace the water pump and open up the Opit I unit. I would hope I could just replace the cap and rotor with the MSD vented kit. I know this is the long way a round but I just don't want to give up on the wagon. I ran a Traffic Division for St. Louis County PD in St. Louis, Mo. for 30 years so long a ago and had one of the police package Caprice wagons assigned to me for some time. Getting back into this car is like getting back into my office that takes me back to some very good times. Dam was it fast and I loved it.
Two questions: 1. What do you think?
2. I have been told all kinds of shop hours for labor.
To start- What would be a fair time for install plugs
and at the same time with the wires?
I have always gotten help on this forum in the past finding parts I needed and thank you all for your help.