Engine Performance problem
1994 Pontiac Sunbird 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
I prefer this question to be answered by Jacobandnickolas, if at all possible. I have had the best luck with him so far!
Joe, On a startup during cold mornings, there is a lifter or two sticking a little bit and the motor ticks for a few seconds. Now, I'll put my bets together and say that it's probably a bit of sludge built up over the 300 000km and I'm just looking for the best way to clear it out without tearing the engine apart - before it gets any worse.
It's worth noting that I rebuilt the top end (including a re manufactured cylinder head) about 7000 km ago, and cleaned out the throttle body and intake manifold really good in the process, however the lifters I just removed and installed as is. I'm running AC Delco 5W-30 oil. And the car does not burn any.
I have read about multiple products, one being Seafoam the other being AutoRX, and another being Marvel Mystery Oil, all of which claim to do the same thing. All I can find on the internet is basically one bashing the other. Just wondering if you have any other suggestions with regards to freeing them up, and whether you agree/disagree with the canned engine cleaners. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 2:50 PM