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> OH NO - THE ENGINE I THINK, something went wrong
johnpierre
post Sep 13 2018, 11:51 AM
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hey everyone

thanks for the great info for the battery that i did end up buying. here is the back story. my car sat for about a year due to the fact it would not start. I just never got around to figuring out what the issue was (I thought it was a lot more involved that it actually ended up being) turns out it was just a dead battery.

so i replaced it yesterday, and turned the key. took two or three turns but it fired up. sounded like crap. to be expected.

it was on fumes so i putted to the gas station close by. never got the RPM's above 2000. got the gas, returned for home almost got back, then something in the engine bay broke, oil light came on, and it died. I did not want to try to start it again. pushed poor guy home, my lungs did not approve...

the "break" sounded real "tin-can" like. thought maybe it might be due to no oil but i checked it this morning and there was plenty if not a bit dirty.

anyways 2 ?'s

#1 with what little info i have provided, did i do significant damage and

#2 for all the LA/Culver City folk i need a trustworthy shop/mechanic




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johnpierre   OH NO - THE ENGINE I THINK   Sep 13 2018, 11:51 AM
nditiz1   Raise one wheel, put it in 5th gear and see if you...   Sep 13 2018, 11:56 AM
johnpierre   Raise one wheel, put it in 5th gear and see if yo...   Sep 13 2018, 02:17 PM
Beebo Kanelle   Had the same thing after a long spell of no drivin...   Sep 13 2018, 12:19 PM
rjames   were the valves adjusted correctly before driving?...   Sep 13 2018, 12:24 PM
johnpierre   were the valves adjusted correctly before driving...   Sep 13 2018, 02:18 PM
mobymutt   I've had the alternator belt fly off, which ma...   Sep 13 2018, 06:08 PM
aggiezig   OP - can you pull valve covers and make sure every...   Sep 13 2018, 07:21 PM
johnpierre   OP - can you pull valve covers and make sure ever...   Sep 13 2018, 08:36 PM
r_towle   Don’t dig. Alternator belt sounds right. Jacking...   Sep 13 2018, 07:31 PM
johnpierre   ok I will take some pics this weekend and see i th...   Sep 13 2018, 08:38 PM
Larmo63   Dang it, sorry this happened. Trailer or tow it to...   Sep 13 2018, 08:50 PM
thelogo   #2 for all the LA/Culver City folk i need a trustw...   Sep 13 2018, 10:00 PM
euro911   Hey John Pierre - I closed up my shop a few years ...   Sep 13 2018, 11:35 PM
johnpierre   Hey John Pierre - I closed up my shop a few years...   Sep 16 2018, 03:04 AM
914 Ranch   Highjack, I sure miss Johnnie's for pastramis....   Sep 16 2018, 05:05 AM
johnpierre   Highjack, I sure miss Johnnie's for pastramis...   Sep 16 2018, 10:51 AM
McMark   The 'tin can' sound could have been pingin...   Sep 16 2018, 07:48 AM
Valy   Was it the green or red light that came on? Green ...   Sep 16 2018, 08:01 AM
johnpierre   Was it the green or red light that came on? Green...   Sep 16 2018, 10:03 AM
johnpierre   hey everyone regardless of what i did or if i can...   Sep 16 2018, 10:50 AM
euro911   I'll see you next w/e JP.   Sep 17 2018, 02:34 AM
johnpierre   I'll see you next w/e JP.   Sep 19 2018, 05:23 PM
johnpierre   I'll see you next w/e JP. coolio   Sep 19 2018, 05:24 PM
seanery   Try Precision Tech. Alex Wong is the owner, he...   Sep 17 2018, 06:29 AM


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