82 cutlass motor help

Badd13

n00b
Apr 27, 2021
2
1
Fortworth texas
Need sum advice 82 cutlass v8 starts right up.give it gas backfires or pops and will shut off but only shuts off if it’s n gear! it can idle all day rev it up whatever as long as it’s in park! You take it out drive like 3 min or hit tha gas hard it pops! Or backfires and dies put it in Park starts right backup ! it had water in oil and it was backfiring over heating and smoking real bad put stop leak in it stop smoking but still back fire and spillin fluids I’m tryna figure out if there is any way to put a bandaid on this motor just till I can find another 1 it’s been hell I asked my dad what u think gbody gonna say he said silly woman get new motor easier said tha done thanks guys
 

g0thiac

Master Mechanic
Sep 6, 2020
303
43
Need sum advice 82 cutlass v8 starts right up.give it gas backfires or pops and will shut off but only shuts off if it’s n gear! it can idle all day rev it up whatever as long as it’s in park! You take it out drive like 3 min or hit tha gas hard it pops! Or backfires and dies put it in Park starts right backup ! it had water in oil and it was backfiring over heating and smoking real bad put stop leak in it stop smoking but still back fire and spillin fluids I’m tryna figure out if there is any way to put a bandaid on this motor just till I can find another 1 it’s been hell I asked my dad what u think gbody gonna say he said silly woman get new motor easier said tha done thanks guys
Need sum advice 82 cutlass v8 starts right up.give it gas backfires or pops and will shut off but only shuts off if it’s n gear! it can idle all day rev it up whatever as long as it’s in park! You take it out drive like 3 min or hit tha gas hard it pops! Or backfires and dies put it in Park starts right backup ! it had water in oil and it was backfiring over heating and smoking real bad put stop leak in it stop smoking but still back fire and spillin fluids I’m tryna figure out if there is any way to put a bandaid on this motor just till I can find another 1 it’s been hell I asked my dad what u think gbody gonna say he said silly woman get new motor easier said tha done thanks guys
Before getting a new motor, go down a process of elimination first. Replace distributor, spark plugs, all 8 wires, and try a different carburetor or have the current one sent to a shop for rebuild.

Worst case, you have extra parts for the new engine.
 

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