Thanks, I finally got it fixed, apparently coolant was getting into cylinder1 due to a deformed cylinder head and making it hard to start(quoting the technician ). That explained why the problem was going away once the engine starts. The repair was expensive OMR 350 (roughly 900 US$) but I got it fixed. Now I have another problem (this Chevy is becoming expensive to maintain). Now it shakes slightly while idling, the shaking is very slight but you definitely feel it. It does it on both gears (N and D) It goes away once the car starts to move. Could this be an engine mount problem? How can I identify an engine mount issue?
I should admit that I usually pull away quickly from a signal - can this cause the engine mounts to become weak. I acquired the car when it did 55,000 (KMS) and now it has done 74,000 (KMS) - so for the last 20K I've been mistreating it.
Any help is much appreciated.
Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 3:25 AM