Updated info on the saga....
I called Midas to find out how things were going. The vac connection part is on its way. They can't seem to find anything wrong wih the gage, so they are goin to change the coolant temp sensor. He mentioned that the wonky gage may be vac related...I can't see how, but whatever
I also called GM to find out what the damage would be for my cam magnet repair. First they'll do a diagnostic, it may be something as simple as a coil pack or cam position sensor is bad and the ECM can't mix the air/fuel correctly. I don't buy any of it, becuase then it would be a constant problem, not an intermittant problem. Worst case scenario, its the magnet and it has fallen out. They would need to replace the timing cover and chain, both sprockets, the magnet and the cam sensor.
$1400 clams.....so, I dropped $1147 on Friday...big hit for me...the only up side is I got my tax refund finally for $1045, I had to sell some shares to pay off other debts....man, this is racking up