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Problems after oil change

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Liquidblaze, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. Liquidblaze

    Liquidblaze Senior Member

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    I have a knocking sound when my car is cold. I switch to syntec blend oil this time. I know I have enough oil. I used the right viscosity, 5w-30. Does anyone think I should switch back and do another oil change? It only happens if my car has been sitting for a while and then the sound goes away after I drive down the street. Its as if the oil isnt being circulated as soon as I start the car. Could this synthetic blend be my problem?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Sounds like you need to do a valve adjustment. It doesn't have anything to do with the oil change. If your rockers are a little out then the sound will go away when the motor starts to warm up. I love the avatar.
     
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    I am going to check the valve tomorrow. If they are what they should be should I adjust them to a different spec?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    The specs should be on your hood. I think it is .004" for the intake and .007" for the exhaust, but you should not take my word for it.
     
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    synthetic oil blows.

    change that shit out of there
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Naw man, synthetic oil rocks. Takes much more to boil it. Lasts longer. Lubricates better. Etc.
     
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    Liquidblaze Senior Member

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    well which one is it?[​IMG]
     
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    Car runs better and longer on synthetic.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    The clicking is your valves. As for which oil to use that has been a "discussion" for as long as I have been a member of this board.
     
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    i would use regular oil on a N/A motor. And synthetic on a turbo motor! Just because the turbo gets soooo damn hot and synthetic has a higher boiling point.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Why not use synthetic all around? I actually notice a difference with synthetic oil over dino, and no turbo here.
     
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    :werd:

    Dino oil won't last 100 miles in my engine... I torched a quart of dino oil that someone recommended I try in only 100 miles- let's just say that the car went straight up on stands as soon as I got back into town, and I dumped that dino crap straight out.
     
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    Liquidblaze Senior Member

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    Well I feel pretty stupid. Everyone can laugh at me. Well, today I adjusted my valves but that didn't fix the problem. I found the problem though. Saturday I took off my header and put it back on, but I did not put it back on tight because I was getting a new header at the end of the week and i left everything loose for when I take it off again. It was a stupid exhaust leak. It goes away when the car heats up because the metal begins to expand and creates a better seal. I feel like a real dumbass. Sorry for all the heartache. Thanks for everyone help.

    Chris
     
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    lmmfao! Good find lol
     
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    hehe, header leaks sux0r.
     
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