SES light came on while pulling my trailer uphill. Auto zone read a cylinder 4 misfire. Was advised to add Seafoam to the intake. It soon began taking water into the crankcase. Advance Auto suggested Blue Devil coolant additive to no avail. BD is is head gasket "fix." Replaced the intake manifold gaskets; but didn't think to check the lifters wihile I was in there. Changed oil four times then flushed engine with BG engine flush. Still have a nasty rattle...
Update! this turned out to be stuck lifters due to the Blue Devil treatment. Replaced a lifter for cylinder 4 and rebuilt the remaining 11 lifters. Runs great now...
Customer notice noise from engine and found failed lifter
Chevy Vortec lifter & valve tap how to repair it
this video has info on how to fix a severe valve tap or sticky lifter using
1 quart of automatic transmission fluid with 4 quarts of oil. the trans
fluid is a high detergent that loosens up sludge build up in a motor from
lack of oil changes, you will be amazed at what pouring 1 quart of trans
fluid in a neglected motor can do. the truck in this video got a double
treatment and now runs smooth with no taps and the check engine light went
out as soon as I started it. also after the second treatment I changed the
oil & filter and the clumps of sludge that were left in it broke down into
the oil from the trans fluid and it flushed it out. I
I realize I bash fram oil filters in this video and any filter wouldnt have
helped in this case because the truck was so neglected any filter would
have pluged up. howerver,,, Fram in my opinion is cheap crap.and over the
years of having hundreads of cars I can honestly say if you have 2
identical engines 1 using Fram the other using Wix or Napa the Fram motor
will die prematurely due to lack of filtering.
Buick - Engine Noise and Repair Techniques (1993)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-168), discusses engine
noise and repair techniques for early 90's Series 3300/3800 engines. Topics
covered include: general repair tips, noise diagnosis for knocking/ticking,
and piston pin rattle.
4.3 engine knock lifter or bearing?
any idea weather its a rod bearing or a lifter or even summin else? the
service engine light is on because i have the air intake off. Just did an
oil change not even a week ago (10w30) and added lucas oil treatment to it
also. noise gets faster with rpms
Bye Bye Transmission...
dan running his truck threw the mud out behind the barn. guess the
transmission was going to go eventually considering it had 200,000+ miles
and hauled horse trailers most of its life. but it drove in and it drove
out all on its own.
heres a little info about the truck:
1999 ram 1500
4 inch suspension lift
dana 60 front/ dana 70 rear
gutted cat into flowmaster muffler all 3" pipe.
tires are 35x15 interco tsl boggers on 16.5x12 MT classic wheels
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Engine noise video
Jeep starter video
Power balance test
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How to fix hydraulic lash adjuster tick on miata, ford, Hyundai, Mercury, and KIA.
These exact same lifters are also are used on Ford Probe, Escort, Hyundai
Accent, Optima, Sephia, Spectra, Mazda 626, millenia, Protege, MX-6. mx-5,
mx-3, 626, Mercury Capri, and Tracer.
The stuck lifters will not allow oil pressure to build up and push down on
the cam lobe. It leaves a gap between the valve and the lifter, and your
left with a ticking sound.
So i was replacing a broken timing belt, and decided, lets pull all the
hydraulic lash adjusters and clean them.
This Miata has 200k miles, the previous owner wasnt always on time with oil
Seafoam Mythbusted Part 2 Don't believe the Lies!!
Seafoam mythbusted part 2, Find out what the smoke is all about
Click here to see the new Seafoam Video
Does water decarbonisation really work - http://youtu.be/eZDISp2pdSo
How To Seafoam Your Vehicle
2 Can of Seafoam & 1 Can of Deep Creep - 1 can goes into your fuel tank and
half of the other one goes into your oil and the other half goes through
the brake Booster line. The Deep
Creep is sprayed through the throttle body. Let the vehicle sit 15-20
mins. and start up and watch the smoke show. If you have no smoke your
vehicle didn't have any carbon build up to clean off.
GM 3.8 Intake Manifold replacement. Removal the fast way WITH NOTES
this is the "Flat Rate " way to do a 3.8 liter upper and lower intake
manifold set. as you see it is not necessary to take off he serp belt,
alternator or tensioner assembly to remove the lower manifold. I recomend
having someone help when it is time to reinstall the manifold because it
can be tricky to lien up the coolant elbow and not mess up the lower
gaskets when reinstalling. Note that it is recomended to disconnect the
negative battery cable when doing any major repairs. This video is just to
show some guys that said that a lower manifold cant be pulled in way less
than 20 minutes, I know that I went over that , but I had some stuborn
injectors and Im a little out of practice. If you are going to do this
yourself and you are not a professional I recomend that you follow the
procedure in a service manual
98 S10 engine sludge and rebuild 2.2 liter
Please change your oil don't just add to it or your engine will look like
this one. Buyers beware I bought this truck like this without knowing it
was a lemon and I forgot to check the oil before buying. 103,000 miles. New
parts in engine oil pump, (main, rod, and camshaft) bearings, piston rings,
push rods, valves, timing chain and sprockets, and a full gasket set. Also
new on the truck alternator, starter, serpentine belt, sway bar end links,
aftermarket intake, tachometer, thrush welded muffler, 10.5mm spark plug
wires, spark plugs, upper ball joints, U-joints, drive shaft bearing, fuel
filter, front brake line, tie rod end, pads and rotors, wipers, window
tint, and made a hydrogen fuel cell. All work was done by me.