I think I am right you tell me - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2007, 11:41 PM   #11
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cheyenne, Wy.
Posts: 1,251
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gojo83 is on a distinguished road

just out of morbid curiousty what "additive" could a place use to quiet a knocking sound in an engine. I am thinking it is a oil additive or they used a radaitor stop leak. I talked to my mom and that is what she said was done to the car no gaskets no nothing. will I prolly be hearing about my brother stuck on the side of the road in the near future
gojo83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2007, 01:50 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road

Assuming that the coolant loss was not external, your brother would have been wise to follow the advice you have received here.
Please take time to read this: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38
Adding stop leak to the coolant in an attempt to slow or stop an internal leak caused by either a perforated Upper Intake Manifold or failed Lower Intake Manifold gaskets in these engines is foolish. Quick action (as you have been advised) might save this engine for $250. Continued driving will almost certainly destroy the engine.

Certain detergent additives added to the oil can free a sticking lifter and stop a lifter tick under certain circumstances. Thick oils and viscosity improvers like STP may quiet a very light bearing knock temporarily.

But no additive can replace damaged or worn bearings, nor will they do anything to help an internal coolant loss caused by the most common failures described in the link above.
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who can tell me what this is? I'll tell you where I found it 01BonneSC 2000-2005 19 07-19-2007 12:59 PM
Read my audio post and tell me what you think jachin Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 8 01-23-2005 08:45 PM
I found a really hot babe, tell me what you think of her... Allmachtige General GM Chat 30 06-18-2004 06:17 PM
Can you all tell me if this is the right part? ssesc93 1992-1999 1 01-28-2004 02:49 PM
CHECK MINE OUT AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK vze3r85p Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 6 01-30-2003 02:25 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 09:53 PM.

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.