popping noise - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default popping noise

somebody please give me a hand with this, you've just got to hear this, pm me if you are interested in helping me, i can need someone on the phone, because this doesn't sound good.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

i just hooked up my ip, there'* no oil pressure, **** somebody please help me out.
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western MA
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
randman1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Where is the popping coming from? Engine?
randman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

yep right at the tb, because the whole air box shook, i checked for how much oil is in her, and she is just barely below the full, i'm about to change the oil, thats why she was running.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western MA
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
randman1 is on a distinguished road
Default

If it was an oil pressure problem, I'd expect to hear a knocking sound on the bottom end or some valve slaping not a poping sound at the TB. Since you are changing the oil anyway, why not drop the pan and check for a clogged pump screen? It'll take a few extra minutes and only cost you the price of a gasket.
randman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:21 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

will do, any special tools req'd because i have so few. also, should i drain the oil, then take the pan off, or should I take the pan off and drain the oil from the pan?


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western MA
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
randman1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Drain oil first, remove pan next. After you drain the oil, check for crud in the drain pan. If there is any chunky stuff, that usually indicates a clogged screen.

No special tools should be req'd to R & R an oil pan.
randman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2004, 01:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

ok off to do it, then off to autozone later today to pick up a new gasket, they'll have them in stock right? thanks, i was really worried..


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2004, 12:23 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,166
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
mkaake is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by opensourceguy
ok off to do it, then off to autozone later today to pick up a new gasket, they'll have them in stock right? thanks, i was really worried..


-justin
maybe i missed something, but what was the sound?
mkaake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2004, 11:11 AM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
padgett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 872
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
padgett is on a distinguished road
Default

re: dream - you know the Monaro CV8 is being imported as the GTO ?

Even GM says not to trust a dash guage, if you were not getting any oil pressure, the fuel pump should cut off. When in doubt, use a mechanical guage. What is the idiot light doing ?

"Popping" could be a burnt valve (compression test would show) or just two plug wires on the wrong plugs or coil pack terminals. Have seen engines run and idle that way before.
padgett is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the popping noise in the back? impatient99 1992-1999 4 04-24-2007 08:17 PM
Popping noise over bumps on front right wheel Hans 1992-1999 7 01-14-2007 05:53 PM
popping and cluncking noise Celtic_bulldog 1992-1999 6 12-29-2004 04:14 PM
Steering Popping Noise SLE_Jay 2000-2005 2 09-29-2004 05:51 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.