I recently am able to bring new life to my 1995 Caprice 9c1 motor was failing due to piston ring failure and I recently had the motor rebuilt with a list of other mods to the car. I love this car and it is going to be my daily driver for years to come, but I picked it up from the shop and am having issues right out the door. I would go back but the guy kept it for over a month, and during that month my car sat stagnant for over two weeks while he completed other jobs. I honestly am afraid to take it back because he might keep it and I am out of a car again which makes life difficult.
Another big reason I made this move is because I am going back to school soon and I need a reliable car, too expensive to buy a new one and I wont part with my 9C1.
As well I have been searching through these forums among others to gather the best possible information while getting advice from a good friend who is as savy on chevys, so that when I build my car no mistakes are made....guess I was wrong..
List of Mods ect.
Racetronix Fuel Pump Kit, BBK 52mm TB, Level 3 Rebuild kit w/1800 stall from PATC, Hooker headers for Impalas w/ High flow cats and Mufflers 2.25" and x pipe, K&N Intake, De-screened MAF, 3:42 Posi, Impala SS Factory Wheels 245/50 tires, 160amp alternator, new AC Delco Opti, MSD 8.5mm and Street Fire Ignition Coil, 1 Gauge battery cable kit, New HO opti cable, 180 Degree Thermostat, Full Energy suspension kit for B-bodys, Metco Upper and lower control arms (extended length), Russel Brake lines, New Master Cylinder and Brake proportion Mod, Removed the Air pump
Aluminum heads from a 95 Z28 rebuilt with Scorpion 1.6 Narrow Body Rocker Arms, Comp Cams Beehive Valve Springs, Bowl Porting Job, 3 Angle Valve Job, Comp Cams 304 Cam, Motor bored 40 over, crank ground 20/20, Balanced, and decked block, new timing chain, oil pump, and a custom tuned computer from PCMforless.
Car for one starts but isn't a very strong start, even with all the new goodies. Engine goes through a looping noise where it feels as if it is going to bog down and stall then starts to suck air in. When I drive the engine will stall most of the time when I apply the brake. And the check engine light is on.
Only discrepancy is I ordered the computer with stock compression and 355cid (bored .30 over) and at the very end I was told it was bored 40 over.
Help please, I am about to flip my lid. Comments, any other mods I can do to improve longevity. Much appreciated