I think im gonna cry

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  1. VertTireSmoke

    VertTireSmoke Active Member

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    Well today has been a crappy day. Its been raining all damn day so i haven't been going anywhere. I decided to put some seafoam thru the car to clean out the internals. well all was going well,got the nice smoke show going. took it out for a quick spin to kind of run the rest of it out. well i come up to a stop sign and it just shuts off out of nowhere. i start it back up and go along thinking it might just need driven more cuz of the seafoam. next stop light does the same thing. so i pull over in an empty parking light and before i stop completely it shuts off again. i look it over and everything seems fine so i start it up, it idles fine and i go home. on the way home i hear this aweful ticking/knocking noise. i get home and it just keeps getting worse. i don't know what to do. i don't know if maybe the seafoam could have done it or if it was just something that was happening but i never noticed it before now. Someone please help. this is not making me very happy. :'( :'( :'(
     
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    did you reconnect all your vacuum lines nice and tight again?
     
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    +1 get under your hood and make sure your vacuum lines are all back in their place
     
  4. VertTireSmoke

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    Yep all the lines are nice and tight. talked to a mechanic buddy of mine and said that it might be some of the broken up carbon still in there thats just too big to go thru the engine. possible? :dunno:
     
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    So what are you gonna do? Drive it and hope it stops? Let it idle and hope for the best?......I'm not tring to be an Ass just curious...BTW, I hope you get it worked out.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Hope everything turns out ok.
     
  7. Quick96Mystic

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    let the car suck up some more seafoam, once it starts smoking a little bit... turn the car off for about 10-15 minutes start it back up and see if anything changes
     
  8. VertTireSmoke

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    I'm not sure what to do. Thats kinda the reason i posted this. I was hoping some1 had something like this similar happen and would have some words of advice. I was told my the mechanic buddy i talked to before to let it sit and cool down and start it up then and see if anything changes. So im gonna wait another hour and then go out. So if anything changes ill be sure to let everyone know. Im hoping its something simple.
     
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    I was thinking about doing that too. Im gonna wait and see if anything changes after i let it sit for a lil bit. Ill have to go out tomorrow and buy some more of it.
     
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    that is strange indeed....my car has a stalling problem too but i never used sea foam lol...after it gets warm when i stop i have to hold the brake really hard if i just hold it enough to stop the car it will stall ...now talk about weird lol
     
  11. Red96GT

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    Any luck on putting more seafoam in it VertTireSmoke?
     
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    I could see some carbon making it stall but its the ticking noise im dumfounded with. How many miles on your motor? Maybe the carbon was holding somthing together and it broke loose. You got no pushrods so a lifter cant be stuck. Hmmm i dont git it :dunno: Let us know what it was when your mech figures it out.
     
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    It could be valves hitting the loose carbon or pistons and not letting them complete the revolution
     
  14. Anrev

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    *raises hand* Um you need to check your oil. Thats EXACTLY what happened to me. And I found metal in my oil and filter...... I had JUST done seafoam. Was messing around with the throttle a bit and when I let the throttle go to idle it died. Started it back up and saw 0 oil psi at idle and it was running real funny. Shut it down, checked everything under the hood, not finding anything. And started it up again. Same results.

    The ticking/knocking is most likely a rod bearing..... Check your oil and cut open your filter.

    My thread.
    http://www.sn95forums.com/forum/index.php?topic=8774.0

    My new advise. SEAFOAM CAN BE BAD FOR YOUR ENGINE!!!
     
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    There there buddy, it'll be alright, dont worry. :)
     
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    sayin seafoam is bad for your car is like people that run high dollar synthetic oils that claim it ruined there engine and made it start leaking.....your conventional oils are thicker particles where synthetics are a lot smaller and can work into smaller places and you may notice a problem when using synthetics...same goes for seafoam the problem was probley there before the seafoam it just broke up what ever was a "bandaid" that wasnt allowing the engine to have problems
     
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    All Im saying is that this is the SECOND time Ive seen this EXACT thing happen. Both times Seafoam was used. My engine had 127k on it. Maybe neither engine couldnt handle the treatment. Or maybe it was only a matter of time and they would have done it anyway. But be careful doing the Seafoam in the intake treatment. You may end up with more than you bargained for. I did.
     
  18. VertTireSmoke

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    Re: I think im gonna cry <kinda updated>

    well heres what i know so far. I was at work all day from 5am - 10pm so this all came from a buddy who came over and looked at it. From what he can tell there is a problem with the valves. So i guess we're gonna take the valve covers off sometime this week and check out the problem from there. hopefully it will be something very simple (i know not likely but...) worse case we need to replace the heads i think and hes working his connections trying to find a used set of Mach 1 heads. or if any1 has a nice set of used cobra heads that someone would be willing to part with kinda cheaply that would be great. :dunno: ill keep ppl posted on the progress.
     
  19. scarface

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    that sucks man :(
     
  20. VertTireSmoke

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    alright guys got another update. Got off the phone with the mechanic and he said that the problem is pointing towards either the connecting rod or a piston. anyone know excatly how bad this could be?