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The butterflies on my TBI are stuck closed and i was wondering how to get them to working again. I just bought this one to go along with my other bird cuz they both match and I would like to get it running. By the way the car in question is an 87 t-bird with a 3.8 and an AOD tranny.
 

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I'd try carb cleaner that is injector safe. Soak the linkage out side of it as well.
 

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kk I'll try that. I was also wondering if someone could help me with another problem? my car smokes real bad when i start it and i cant figure out whats wrong. I was told the Head gasket was out on it, cuz it smells like moistier in the fumes. Yet in the same instance it runs great and doesnt miss.
 

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If it just smokes when you start it sounds like your valve seals are leaking oil into the cylinder. Most shops should be able to fix it without removing the head.
 

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Its not Oil leaking it smells like antifreeze from the exhaust fumes. It also runs but misses on one cylinder.
 

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That sounds like a head gasket. Is your oil level up in the pan or look brownish?
 

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On the valve seals you won't be able to see it leak. It's internal. But if it smell sweet it's kinda gotta be a head gasket if it's coming out through the tailpipe.
 
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