Okay this Post is a little long but I was off today and had all day. Basically from time I woke till now, 10:30 tonight.
Friday is getting closer and closer. need money to really continue.
Updates for today are
Now the car runs better and doesn't feel like it going to just fall on its face when gas is even touched. it is somewhat drivable now and even has times where it almost doesn't ever spit while in drive. Again i said times it also got where it just feels like its missing the whole time. The gas in now finally almost all used up to put fresh in, the gas light is now on. I no longer think it is a computer issue, lights and all straightened out.
New problems found
Today I swapped the Ignition Control Module and coils from my old motor.
Water pump has a drip that slowly comes out but the temp is still constant 200 ish
I got idle to come straighten out but just giving it gas and holding it until the spit just stop. It came out and idles at 2500. but if given allot of gas it will start to spit again and if the gas is messed with enough it will eventually drop to around 1600 RPMs and stay with no spit or misfire. as soon as the gas is touched it will either jump to 2500RPMs or bounce all around.
When I first put the motor in after about 2 hours of running I noticed the front exhaust manifold cherry red, I let it be for the night and next day filled coolant full when i noticed it low and haven't noticed since. Just still feels real warm under the hood.
Then today at the end of the day when it was finally dark outside I could see that the exhaust manifold had been glowing and it'* just very faint and cooled down to normal color within the minute.
I have a few videos today but only uploading one that shows allot of whets going on and after the car has been sitting and running for about 12 hours.
One it when I first change ICM and Coils from old motor and it still spit
Second is actually when it kicked out of the spitting and feeling like it would die when given gas.
and the third is the one uploaded and here is a link.
3800 Series 2 Weird idle and spit - YouTube
if you feel seeing the others will help let me know I can upload them as well.
What my new plans are
Tomorrow I am going to take the manifold off the front since it is the one I can tell is glowing other is hard to see but looks fine. then I am going to drop the pipe off the manifold and leave it off and inspect the insides of the manifolds for anything possibly clogging them. I am then going to leave the pipe Cadillac converter and muffler off of the car and try and start it to see if there is any difference and maybe it'* being clogged from pipe if manifolds are clean.
After that IDK I won't have allot of time before I work all night tomorrow.
Friday, I will be buying some engine flush new oil and filter, fuel filter, fill the gas with new gas and injecter cleaner, buy the ALDL ODB1 with ODB2 Shell to USB cable to get CEL codes, dripping coolant and fill again with antifreeze and better guessing of 50/50, replace the cracked coolant temp sensor, water pump and gasket, and then start where the codes take me.
Does anyone have any other idea of what this could be I been putting allot of hours into it and feel like I'm getting nowhere after this all that is left to inspect if the Intake. I been across all ignition and car even show that it can idle without a misfire. but the slightest touch of the gas and its haywire again. I will be going over the exhaust tomorrow and will have to wait for the cable to check codes. But don't want to sit there and do nothing waiting