My check engine light is on. Also, when in drive but not moving (at a light) the truck shakes and sounds almost like a diesel engine. (Slight knock?). I am burning more gas than I think I should be (but it is a 3500 so not sure), but I am going through oil like crazy. But its not coming out of the exhaust. The oil just seems to disappear. Acceleration also is pretty bad, seems like the engine is working really hard to accelerate. Also, when just cruising, the truck almost lunges forward like I hit the gas hard and let off. (Hard to explain).
A friend of a friend described it as a 'cylinder fouling the spark plug'. The spark plug is being fouled.
Is there any easy fix to this? I just got back from shop and explained this to a guy and he said 2500 to fix it and take out the engine etc.
Im in college and dont have that type of money.
Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 6:53 PM