Engine Performance problem
2004 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 86781 miles
Sometimes when I'm driving for a while and then the car is on idle my temperature gauge goes over the 195 (middle) mark. When I'm moving it goes back down. Fan works. It's hard to see the water pump cause it's deep in but from what I can see, it looks like something is wobbly. I was told my water pump and timing belt might need replacement soon but I noticed that my car was making a rumbling noise coming from the engine. I checked the oil and it was low so I added more. The noise stopped for a couple weeks and then it started again. I checked the oil and it was completely dry. I put in 3qts of oil and when I checked the oil level and it was completely black. Fresh oil that I put in and it looked charcoal black without even turning the car on. Is that normal? I don't see any leaks. Could this be related to the cooling system?
have the same problem?
Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 12:22 PM