it burns only oil. about a quart a week. it's more like a studder than a misfire, although it'll misfire. It really seems there isnt good flow. It"ll bog down at times at idle, and you know when the car settles at idle when the fan will come on? when mine is "getting ready" to have the fan turn on, it does it all rough and fvcked up. like its such a struggle. I checked the wires once again, played around w/the clutch some more, re-adjusted the shift cables, cleaned the TPS, MAF, AIT, IAC motor and alternator w/electric parts cleaner. the coil is basically new, both o2 sensors are new, I've cleaned the throttle body and IM w/ intake cleaner spray properly
, I've put in Marvels Mystery Oil in or other brands every so often, so thats all kept up. I know its nothing w/ my fuel filter. I've also re-sealed the valve cover gasket once again
Although I have yet to change the head gasket or any cooling parts, all but the fan are fine. I did change the water pump, but I dont see any relationship w/ it to my problem. All fluids except the oil are at level and have been since birth, i figure.
could it be the crank positioning sensor? or that whatchamacallit
Bosch sensor on the front driver-side strut tower?
Could the bogged fan and idle be symptomatic of the problem at hand? Or, could it be that since I'm going through such a state in life that my car is just responding in its own way? Since I've been working out my problems and reinstill life into myself, could all my car need is a jolt of life? sounds silly, but what I know is that a car WILL and DOES adapt itself to its driver. And everytime I've bought a car, its been used. And everytime, something goes wrong. Personally, I believe this happens because its a shock to the cars system. Going from one specific driving style to another. Often somethings gonna give.
just a thought.:ermm:
Oh, and it'll misfire almost anytime I get on the gas, so you can imagine how embarrasing it is to drive around. And when I take off from a light or stop, or make a normal turn in 2nd gear, itll 'misfire' or something like that. its not as strong as I know it should be in normal operating standards. its not tight. its as if the exhaust is getting caught, then when its released its too much to flow smoothly through the pipes. so the pressure will have its way and 'pop' all through the exhaust. I'm theorising this:
Since I drive the car everyday and have for three years, I have an understanding because I pay attention. And what I feel with how it responds and so forth, that I step on the throttle, I get plenty of air. I know I'm getting proper fuel flow. But it seems when its time for the exhaust to exit, its getting caught up. which maybe in turn caused a misfire. not to mention an overly hot motor, as well as a previous cracked manifold. Its exploding, basically. Since so much pressure was building up for some reason, something had to give. An exhaust port, maybe? A leaky ring? mmmmmmmmmmm....
Or Maybe, just maybe the problems lay in the brand of spark plugs I'm using? Denso. I know that when I first put them in, the first set, that the car became hyper active. Maybe they fire too hot? Which might cause such an overabundance or overly collected exhaust? I deffinitly feel like everything is ok until its time to go, or exit. .....
Please feel free to respond while I try and find my spark plugs. But the thing is that I've switched them before. I have had ngk's in for some time in-between denso's, but not since changing my o2 sensors, header and other things....wouldnt hurt to try, right?
I'm hoping that, whatever's wrong CAN be mended by changing something relatively simple, unlike dropping in a new engine or a rebuild. Both of which cost a substantial amount of $$ I do not have, nor can I muster up anytime soon. All of my income pretty much needs to go to bills and a home. Life w/ my wife, you know? So KNOWING I cant really sacrifice my marraige for my car, I'm hoping that life will adjust itself. But I also cant buy another car, nor do I want to right now. I'd rather hold on to my Tib. She's much too sexy to walk away from. crazysexycool!