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djman37
12-11-2006, 10:55 AM
and when the car is running, it sounds like metal on metal.:eek:
how bad is this?

Johnny Drama
12-11-2006, 10:58 AM
Bad...which car?

Check the oil and make sure its got plenty in it. (I am sure you already have)

Did you get an oil change lately?

revrider1
12-11-2006, 10:58 AM
Sounds bad

djman37
12-11-2006, 11:00 AM
Bad...which car?

Check the oil and make sure its got plenty in it. (I am sure you already have)

Did you get an oil change lately?

it's the eclipse. it was changed pretty recently. it LOOKS fine, just has an old-gas smell.

djman37
12-11-2006, 11:00 AM
Sounds bad

duh.

Johnny Drama
12-11-2006, 11:04 AM
it's the eclipse. it was changed pretty recently. it LOOKS fine, just has an old-gas smell.


Knocking is a BAD thing. You still in Houston? Get it towed to a shop before something worse happens.

Let me know if you need me to pick your ugly *** up, I can get a trailer if need be. :p:

djman37
12-11-2006, 11:06 AM
Knocking is a BAD thing. You still in Houston? Get it towed to a shop before something worse happens.

Let me know if you need me to pick your ugly *** up, I can get a trailer if need be. :p:

it's not knocking, it sounds like metal to metal grinding, which is NEVER a good thing. I'm in town, at work.:crap:

revrider1
12-11-2006, 11:08 AM
Do you have oil Pressure?

Johnny Drama
12-11-2006, 11:10 AM
it's not knocking, it sounds like metal to metal grinding, which is NEVER a good thing. I'm in town, at work.:crap:


So many possibilities to it. Timing chain stripped and grinding, something in the head grinding, crank is grinding, brearing went out and is grinding, oil pump went out...I have no idea, expecially on the new stuff that isnt GM.

My only suggestion would be get it towed to a mechanic. Let me know if you need anything at all.

saywhat?
12-11-2006, 11:11 AM
ive seen cars run for years like that.......and oddly enough a couple were mitsu' lol. It isnt a GOOD thing to run like that though. No clue why it sounds like that other than low oil, or little to no oil pressure...

djman37
12-11-2006, 11:26 AM
it's at a shop now...just awaiting the bad news.

djman37
12-11-2006, 11:27 AM
Do you have oil Pressure?

i have idiot lights, which aren't on.:crap:

revrider1
12-11-2006, 11:27 AM
I remember that happening to a friend once, he had gas in the oil. I dont remember what it was though.

saywhat?
12-11-2006, 11:28 AM
probably rings...

revrider1
12-11-2006, 11:32 AM
probably rings...IIRC, it had something to with the rings and the Intake That was cracked. Ima try and call him later to see what it was. It was a Chrysler vehicle, which IIRC also makes Mitsubishi cars.

saywhat?
12-11-2006, 11:37 AM
well gas enters from the heads, and oil is below lubing the crank and ****.....so if the rings are leaking, your either A) get oil in the combustion chamber, or B) get gas in the oil. or maybe a little of both if your really lucky lol. either way, its not good. happened to my truck.

djman37
12-11-2006, 01:59 PM
well the shop says the grinding noise was the AC compressor. $650 to fix. No word yet on why the oil has that smell. I'm moving it to synthetic next change though.

saywhat?
12-11-2006, 02:00 PM
holy fock AC is expensive to fix. only reason its that much is cuz they are in an awkward spot.

heyman421
12-11-2006, 02:03 PM
perfectly normal for there to be a faint gasoline smell in the oil, your rings are loose when you 1st start the car anyways, they're designed to be able to expand when they get hot, so it's perfectly normal to have some blowby when you first start the car, which is why you're NEVER supposed to really get on the throttle until the car's up to NOT, or you risk low oil pressure conditions, as well as scratching the sidewalls, and creating piston slap

and i've scored a/c compressors for under $50 from junkyards

a/c's for vaginas, anyways, just rerout your belts

revrider1
12-11-2006, 02:04 PM
ouch

Johnny Drama
12-11-2006, 02:24 PM
well the shop says the grinding noise was the AC compressor. $650 to fix. No word yet on why the oil has that smell. I'm moving it to synthetic next change though.


That isnt a bad price actually.

The compressors new arent cheap and you will also have to get a dryer + and fluids and hoses that might need to be replaced.

The A/C on the Youkon was $1100 a few months ago. Remember labor is $95 an hour too :(

Do as the other guy said...re-route the belt and deal with the wife complaining about the lack of A/C...its winter...she will never know ;)