Last week my info center in my truck started giving me a low oil level warning. I checked the oil and it was full so I thought it was a bad warning. My old silverado did that all the time. Last night I started my truck and the tapping started but quit within seconds. I got worried and checked my oil again and it was fine so I decided to change it even though I didn't have even 2000 miles since last change. The oil had a good bit of sludge in it which really worries me because I have been loosing a little coolant. I changed it and refilled then started my truck and the tapping was 10x worse and it doesn't stop. My oil pressure gauge is very erratic going up and down 20 psi. I did a compression gas test on my coolant reservoir and the fluid in the tester didn't turn blue. I have noticed a loss of power lately also. I am worried the engine is shot and I cant bring it to anyone till Monday so I was just hoping for some ideas of things I can check myself before I bring it to the shop. I am not a mechanic but I can do enough to get into trouble. Thanks in advance for the help
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 AT 11:11 AM