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    Help! A typical '81 problem: ECM???

    Yes , need some help! a few weeks ago I had, as a matter of routine, checked the error codes, and was pleased to have none: only code 12 This week I had the seats out, the console sides off, and the radio and instrument cluster removed [5 gauges] All cleaned, polished and with new lamps back...
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    Gas gage swaying due gas sloshing in tank

    As the topic says; and it concerns my '81. This swaying of the needle is irritating; I have read that the reason should be that the silicon fluid has evaporated, and hence there is no dampening on the needle movement. The swaying is caused by the sloshing of the gas in the tank. For another...
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    Question: Carb.... IdleAir Bleed and all that....

    So, I have now my professionally painted car at home, and have made some trips with it; I am very pleased with it, and now wanted to do some verifications on the basics, but on the carb. till now nothing as I did not have a Dwellmeter. I now acquired a dwell meter, so I am able to do some...
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    Electric fans

    According to the documentation in the Chevrolet shop manual for our year, the '81 should have an auxiliary electric fan behind the radiator. [Ref page 6B8-6B9 ] Mine has not, and there are no tell-tales it ever had it. Now, mine it from september 81, so one of the last of this model year. Is...
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    T-top finish

    My car is still in the paint shop and I need to know some detail how the finish ought to be. The T-tops have a metal edge, which is Stainless Steel, I guess. The paintshop is willing to remove this edge and prep the T-top without the metal edge and re-install after final paint. He intends to...
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    Color codes

    Hi all, I registred yesterday on the main forum, and left some details at the introduction section there. Just now I also registred my recently aquired car in de '81 registry. Earlier on I already discovered some discrepancy with the color codes on the doorjamb plate, and I thought this...
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    C3 owner from the Netherlands joining

    I am a new '81 C3 owner in the Netherlands, who bought this car from an idividual who purchased it in CA for export. However, all rubber suspension parts were replaced first by a CA garage prior to shipping, along with some other repairs. As the paint had suffered from the California sunshine...
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