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Old 02-13-2017, 04:03 PM   #1
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1993 Z28 opti-spark removal/replacement

My car has just over ninety thousand original miles I'm the second owner the previous owner did general maintenance and tune up ever since I got the car got it had a bogging sensation and everything I've read leads me to believe my optispark ignition is failing is this something I should tackle on my own I know my way around most things just wondering if there's anything I need to know or short cut anybody has thanks for any help

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The Optispark by design doesn't really allow for shortcuts. My best advice is use a AC Delco model and replace the water pump at the same time.
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Thank you for your help.
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I would agree with changing the water pump when doing it, and I would also agree with sticking to the AC Delco for the opti spark. I use the MSD for the coil, but not for the opti. I know lots of people have good luck with the MSD, but I have seen them bad out of the box too. I don't see nearly as many issues with the Ac Delco.
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Thank you for the input I really appreciate it
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Anyone in the north Georgia area interested in a 93 Camaro untouched all original needs an optispark and a water pump let me know if anyone's interested
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Failing fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter will cause bogging also.
I'd try changing the fuel filter if it were me.
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Failing fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter will cause bogging also.
I'd try changing the fuel filter if it were me.

Agreed. The 93 is a bit different than the later models (those pesky first year of generation cars). If you do change it out, save yourself trouble in the long run and change the EVAP canister too.
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