My car has been out of commission and sitting up for 9 months due to leaving me stranded and not cranking anymore. Why after changing my timing belt, I emmidiately start having problems with bad noise from egine. I can not accelerate anything like I used to. Car makes clacking noise and looses power and velocity after 55 miles per hour which enables me to speed up and pass. Also, after running it for around 70 miles bubbling noise appears from overflow but engine temperature level remains somewhat the same. Lastly, after running it for a short period of time oil light flickers when I start slowing down or come to a complete stop.
Here is what I have done since I changed timming belt and tensioner. I changed starter because starter was giving me problems. I changed alternator because relay was bad on my other. I changed oil filter and oil to a 10W 40 weight. I changed 2 bad valves and also changed 4 lifters to # 3 cylinder. The only thing I have not done is flush out my radiator.
After all of these changes my car is still running bad and giving me problems!
Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 12:06 PM