:yeah: :drinkerAllante North * said:Spend a few pennies more and give that big ole 500 the juice she deserves.
...The price you pay for being able to steer a 5000lb car with your pinky...davesdeville said:Took me all day, but I just fixed the power steering leak. That totals about 20 man hours of work, 15 mine and 5 my dads. And 3 hoses. And 3 quarts of fluid.
I generally replace the mechanical fuel pump on any new car I get as preventative maintenance. You should also replace the rubber lines at the pump and tank at the same time. If you suspect the fuel pump you can buy a fuel pressure gauge, hook it up and lay it on the windshield while you drive around and recreate the condition to see if your fuel pressure is bottoming out. Thats the only way to know if fuel pressure is the issue. There is also a sock filter in the fuel tank that gets clogged from sediment in the tank.wurstarme said:Do the fuel pumps on 70's caddies go bad often? Mine is dogging on me if I floor it, and I have tried 2 different carbs to make sure it wasn't the carb. I'm going to try a new filter just for the hell of it, like you said it's $3 at autozone. Also, I am running low octane fuel (87) right now. I have yet to spend the extra couple dollars at the pump for the premium stuff. What kind of difference will I see if my 472 runs 8.25:1 stock compression?