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I had the same problem. It could be that your spark plugs are wet with gas or that your coil is weak.

AnswerIf I'm reading that right your saying that it will run if you keep your foot on the gas I'm not real firmilar with that motor but it likely has a idle control sensor to keep the car idle it might be the problem or you idle might be off.
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Q: Why would 95 z28 LT1 camaro starts but dies instantly Ive already changed out optispark stays on if above 1000 rpm any ideas?
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