Sat up for 6 years.Got started but having a few problems.

Asked by Nov 23, 2016 at 12:20 PM about the 1982 Chevrolet El Camino Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The problem I'm having now is that the choke won't work.Is this a normal
problem for a factory 2 bbl.?I seem to remember that in 1982 when we
bought the car we always had carb. problems.Should I put in a manual
choke?

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A choke not working is not a big deal. You could buy a new electric choke or install a manual one. It is up to you.

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These electric chokes draw power from the oil pressure switch. This is so it's only energized when the engine is running. Check for power at the choke plug with the engine running. Does the choke open up within a few minutes of starting the engine! There's also an EFE (Early Fuel Evaporation) valve on the passenger's side exhaust manifold. It's a fancy heat riser valve. It should have a vacuum hose hooked up to it. It may be stuck closed. Yes, on the problematic electric choke, BTW. The little heater inside the choke housing always burned out! Make sure the choke pull off is hooked up and working correctly as well. HTH. -Jim

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