Engine Performance problem
2001 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 84000 miles
Its been cold here in NC for past two weeks it hasnt been above 35. I start husbands truck in morning to warm it up for about 10-15 minutes. Last Tuesday on way home he turned onto our road and it started running rough and the engine shakes alot. He isnt real good about oil changes. Two days ago (mind you its still freezing) we changed oil and filter. Oil was black and thick. Drained fairly slowly. We changed spark plugs. The ends were black and I tried wiping them off but it didnt come off. We also changed air filter and spark plug wires. The radiator has orangeish liquid in it. We flushed it. We started engine and these things helped some. Still not enough to dare driving it to a service station to be tested. I hope you can help.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 12:28 PM