The A.I.R Pump disable process is listed here in the tech section of forum at this link:
Below are pics of the AIR pump deleted, and the Oil drain plug I used to cap off the exhaust
manifolds plug for my 1995
LT1. The 94 and Early 95's are the same size, The later 95's and 96 Models
are different and use a 5/8" Flare Cap nut
to plug the manifolds. These can be found at Lowes or
Home depot. Determine which manifold type you have Here (Husskers pics)
The 96 model AIR Pump delete also requires a reprogram (OBD-II) Also, DONT use the
paper gasket that comes with the drain plug on the exhaust! Go to your local hardware store
and get a "Thin" copper or metal gasket for the setup (Pic). I Highly
suggest that when your
preparing to do this removal project, lightly wire brush off the threads of the AIR Pump tubes that
go into the manifolds, Get the manifolds "Warm" (Not blistering HOT), then spray down the
threads/AIR Tube connector with PB-Blaster and let it set for an Hr, repeat the Heat/PB Blaster 1 more time.
Make sure you have the Correct size
wrench for this Job!!! It is recommended that you
Use a " 6-Point Line" wrench
for this Job! You may only get 1 decent shot at getting the rusted
tube fittings loose and you dont want to strip the heads in the process. Go easy and they will
come loose and out. Tighten the manifold plugs down decent but DONT over-tighten them!
6-Point Line Wrenches
AIR Pump deleted and exhaust manifolds capped
1994 and Early 95 Model AIR Pump/Exhaust manifold fitting
Description: Oil drain plug, used to cap off early model 94-95 exhaust manifolds.
Dorman Motormite 65223 Oil & Lube, Oil Drain Plugs
Dorman Motormite 65223 Oil & Lube, Oil Drain Plugs Features:
• Oil Drain Plugs
• Type: Standard
• Thread Size: M22-1.50
• Under-Head Length: 17mm
• Head Size: 19mm
• Head Style: Flanged Hex
• Brand: Dorman - AutoGrade - Oil-Tite!