So my engine recently started knocking out of the blue. It is a higher mileage engine (193,XXX), but has always been well taken care of.
Anyways, I'm not sure if its rod knock or a bearing, but it'* definitely coming from the engine itself. It doesn't start knocking on a cold start until the engine starts to warm up. And then it only really happens at idle, and eventually at low speeds when the rpms are extremely low. At a stoplight, the engine sounds like a diesel. There hasn't been any loss of power since this started and no check engine lights have come on.
Either way, I've come to the conclusion that I can't afford to fix the engine or swap it, so I'm going to try and drive until I blow the engine, literally.
My question is: Are there any minor tweaks I can do to make this engine last just a little bit longer? I know it'* inevitable that she will blow, but I just need it to drive to Colorado from Indiana and that'* it.
I heard that adding a thicker viscosity oil can help with the knock? But does that only help if it'* rod knock and not a bearing? I'm not sure if it'* a bearing or a rod knock. Does anyone know based on my description of the state of the engine?
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