New Member, proverbial problem
I feel like the kid that only drops in when they want something. Be assured I've been a reader and watcher for a long time. You guys are really great here. I'm sorry to throw a problem out on an introduce, but here goes.
Driving 30 MPH, car starts to feel like someone tugging on the rear end. First light I come to, it will barely stay running. I have to place it in neutral for a stop. It was running rough to say the least.
Bit of a knocking sound coming from somewhere, but with belts squeaking and all the jumping, it was hard to say from where. Placed a SNAP ON OBD on it and it came back with MAP sensor. Measured the voltage and it was just shy. Mitchel'* recommends replace part. $92.80 later. Same story.
Checked out coil packs, wires... Nothing. Compression test. BIG WHAMMY. Number 6 ( closest to driver, firewall side) is showing **** 0% ****! Nothing.
Plug was also a little wet, blacker than the others. Took the rocker cover off (as much as I dare) enough to get a flashlight in there, all the push rods and associated parts ** appeared ** functional, as I say that, nothing jumped out as a catastrophic failure. But MY thoughts on this are.
1- Bent valve/push rod.
2- Bad valve seat.
3- GOD FORBID, a hole in the piston.
ANY thoughts, suggestions, heckles.... Would really be appreciated. If the majority of recommendations are intake/heads pulled. Could someone point me in the general direction of the skid for a 'easy-how-to for head removal'. I've never worked on one of these before and there could be time saving, money saving tips.
Sorry for the old yeller novel.
- Cattled in Canada.
Thanks in Advance! Cheers