Pontiac 151 "Iron Duke" first start in 10 years, no car.
This is the motor out of a 1979 Chevy monza i used to have a number of years back, i was relocating the motor from storage and decided to see if it still ran. Hooked up a battery, some ignition power, and primed the fuel pump and carb with a splash of fuel and the thing started up and ran just as good as it did then. Sorry about the camera being so far away. Enjoy! the video!
GM 2.5L Iron Duke Valve Adjustment
If you have valve noise due to a failed lifter you can get a cool tool to
pull them out from Amazon here
pwwwyou00f-20&linkId=RSU3R25ATEKLBBJE With this tool you can pull them up
and out without having to pull your ignition coil, distributor etc. Great
way to inspect or test them without major tear down!
GM 2.5L Iron Duke Valve Adjustment
1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been
sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad
differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the
engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put
it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark
and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was
hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very
cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron
cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings,
and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy
the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly
Crazy turbo S15 burnout!
I bought the truck for $100. . . put a turbo on it. . . welded the rear end (POSI!!).
.and ended up hitting a tree. . so i decided to do a burnout until it
puked, well this is only the first of the 4 burnouts with absolutely no
water in the engine, and the damn thing still runs!!! Go iron duke 2.5!!!
O yea, it was getting about 10-12 lbs of Boost stuffed down its throat the whole time
2! On an otherwise bone stock engine! Now you cant tell me thats not
impressive? And it wus 3rd gear!!
1991 S10 2.5L 5 speed iron duke starting problems
It will start but dies quickly. Dies quicker if I step on the accelerator
pedal. When I turn the key to "on", I can hear the fuel pump run in the gas
tank for a second or two then stop. Turn the key to start and engine starts
but dies in a second or two. Once dead, I can hear the fuel pump run for
another couple seconds then shut off. Fuel pump in tank new, fuel filter by
rear of engine new. Cap,rotor,plug wires, spark plugs new. EGR valve new.
Air filter, oil filter and motor oil new.
Destruction of a 87 Cutlass Ciera Part 1
My uncle got a new car. So I got the call to come over and junk it. I tried
to kill it, But I didnt try hard enough, and the 20+ year old 2.5L Iron
Duke help up well
my new fiero
*correction* in the video i say its a 2m4 its not lol its a 87 fiero coupe
sorry this is just a video of my pontiac fiero its got the old iron
duke 2.5l 4 cylinder the ticking noise we think is caused from the valves
and if u pay close attention u can hear the muffler rattling rausing a loud
clunk i just got this car today tho and i cant get the title in my name or
My '84 Fiero (Bought It New, Had It Ever Since)
Its on-again, off-again development took 6 years before it finally saw the
light of day. Like almost every inexpensive sports car through history, it
used numerous components from high-volume production cars to keep costs
Pontiac's crack marketing department predicted total sales of 60,000 that
first year. Imagine their surprise when 30,000 people placed orders for the
car sight unseen. By the time of its official introduction in September of
1983, there was a six-month waiting list. By model-year's end, 136,840
Fieros had flowed out the doors of its Pontiac, MI assembly plant, a record
for any mid-engined car.
It was chosen as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 that year, powered
by a Pontiac 2.7L Super Duty 4 making 232 h.p. The 2000 Pace Car replicas
sold to the public had the standard 92 h.p. Iron Duke 4.
Its Enduraflex body panels, bolted to a driveable space frame, never dented
and never rusted. The lower door and fender panels would even bounce back
from minor impacts. What GM learned about these body panels with the Fiero
was applied to its first-generation minivans and its Saturn line of small
This one was my first, and only new car. 29 years (as of April 9, 2013),
165,000 miles, (27,000 miles on this engine), two owners (for the first
four years, the bank owned it. LOL). I ordered it in October 1983 from
Townsend Pontiac in Merrillville, IN; it finally came in April 1984.
Mine is a Sport Coupe (the middle model), red with a gray interior and
alloy wheels, and looks exactly like the Fieros Pontiac used in their print
and TV advertising in '84. For this model year only, the engine cover
grille was cast magnesium. The rear trunk held 5 upright sacks of
groceries, the front compartment two more. (You listening, Solstice?)
It went 50,000 miles the first 3 years, thanks to a long daily commute; it
took eight years to go the next 50,000. It took another 14 years after that
to get to 140,000+ miles. Not that it had an easy life, being a daily
driver in Chicago winters, where they throw salt on the street if a snow
cloud passes overhead (notice I didn't say it actually had to snow.)
It's a 30-footer; from that distance, it could pass for new. As you get
closer, you notice the stone chips, the clearcoat peeling off the wheels,
the ripped driver's seat, and the swirl marks in the paint. But then, if
any of you look like you did 26 years ago, raise your hands. Those of you
who weren't even born 26 years ago can recuse yourselves.
It's on its second hood medallion; the first and only time I left the car
parked outside my house overnight in 1987, someone tried to pry the first
one off, and nearly succeeded. This is its second clutch and its second set
of headlight motors, and its third set of tires (Eagle GT2's -- Goodyear no
longer makes 215/60R14 tires, so my next set will have to be BF Goodrich).
The old Iron Duke had to be replaced at 138,500 miles; with the new Duke,
rebuilt by ATK, it's even faster
than it was when new. The 4-speed has gone all the way
Other than that, it's original and bone stock, an increasing rare commodity
in the Fiero world of turbo-V6 and
small-block V8 engine swaps and one-off wheels, bodies and colors.
The only real problem I've had with this car is crappy repairs by
mechanics, both dealer and independent, who shouldn't have been allowed to
change a trunk light by themselves.
The Recall was the worst. The mechanics at my friendly local Pontiac dealer
would loosen parts to get to other parts and forget to tighten them back,
causing a noticeable rattle (hardly the car's fault) and refused to take
responsibility for their shoddy work; I ended up tightening those parts
After 16 years of these kinds of repairs, through my local Fiero club,
Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts, I finally found a dealer mechanic,
Dave Armstrong, who knew what the hell he was doing; he's the reason my car
is still on the road. I found out from him that even when Fieros were still
being made, it was OPTIONAL for Pontiac mechanics to be trained to work on
them. If you brought your Fiero in for service, it was strictly luck
whether you got a qualified technician (like Dave)or a clueless hack.
A possible consequence of getting a dealer hack, going to an independent
mechanic or doing a backyard DIY repair? If the Fiero's cooling system was
not flushed and refilled according to a specific procedure (clearly
outlined in the owner's manual and, I would imagine, the dealer shop
manual), the car ended up with HALF the antifreeze/coolant it was designed
to hold. And there were engine fires? Gee, I wonder why.
Dave was the go-to Fiero guru at Jacobs Twin Pontiac in Chicago; now he's
got his own garage near Harlem and Irving Park, doing a land-office
business. It couldn't happen to a more deserving guy. He'll get your Fiero
(or any other GM car) running right.
Contact him at 773-282-1444.