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  1. Good job! Very unusual for that type of spark plug to break like that. Good luck, Jim Wood
  2. If you set it on the bench with the nozzle open you will come back to a large puddle under your spray bottle. All of my mechanics in my shop have cleaned up enough of these messes to know. Good luck, Jim Wood
  3. You may want to contact Dayton Wire Wheels, I believe they offer a rebuild service. http://daytonwirewheels.com/ Good luck, Jim Wood
  4. OBDI started on Chevrolets in the early 1980's. My 1987 Avanti Coupe is based on the Monte Carlo which came will a CCC type carburetor. CCC stands for Computer Controlled Carburetor. It has an ECM and OBDI connector. It also has an O2 sensor. Your TBI system will also have an OBDI connector, although I am not sure Avanti Corp. placed it in the correct area. I can't recall but mine may have been behind the center console or on the passenger side, BUT there is one. Good luck, Jim Wood
  5. If you have a check engine light on the dash you will have an ECM and a connector. 1987 thru 1991 Avanti will have an OBDI connector located on the drivers side below the dash. WARNING: This will be the older OBDI not the newer OBDII. Most code readers will only show you codes and not data. I don't believe you will get vehicle info from these older ECMs. I know I recently changed out my ECM because of a driveability problem last month and you don't have to program them. Plug and Play. I have also replaced the ECM prom chip. Plug and Play also. OEM VIN# will greatly help with engine and emission parts ordering or performance upgrades. Same with suspension, steering, brakes and drive train. Here is more info on finding your Chevrolet VIN# https://www.montecarloss.com/VIN.html Good luck, Jim Wood
  6. I'll double that recommendation, the only thing we use in our shop. Keep the nozzle on the spray bottle closed when not in use because it will siphon out of the bottle. Good luck, Jim Wood
  7. You can buy the parts from Studerbaker International. https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dyndetail.pta?catalog=0001003a&uKeY=AACOC Good luck, Jim Wood
  8. There are several places that you may find a part of the original VIN# from Chevrolet. One place in on the engine block behind the alternator in front of the passenger head, mine was blank here. I found mine on the rear of the transmission case on the drivers side. It will only be the last 8 digits, but the first 9 digits are company info and easy to figure out. My Avanti VIN # 12AAV1230H1000108 My Chevrolet VIN # 1G1GZ11G7HR102501 Also when I purchased my Avanti from out of state, the State Police had to verify my VIN etc. In order for the Avanti to come up in their system we had to change the 9th digit from a 0 to a 3. Good luck, Jim Wood
  9. My ECM is located on the passenger side, behind the dash cover, mounted on the top of the crossbar. Good luck Jim Wood
  10. I have seen this on small block CNG engines but not on gasoline. Small fat easy-out may work, just don't go too deep or you could break off the electrode. It may come out with the treads. Spray some penetrating oil also. Good luck Jim Wood
  11. My 1987 Avanti used the original Avanti type radiator. May need to get it cored. Good luck, Jim Wood
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