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Old 03-25-2007, 07:19 AM   #1
Bigtime
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new andneedin some help

Hi guys, I'm Paul and I'm new here.

I got 2 cars with diff problems but I will only bother with one at the moment.

just after christmas I bought a 1986 Chrysler New Yorker, w/52xxx miles on it. It has a 2.2 turbo motor. Car sat for a few years driven off and on. Car ran flawlessly when I got it, passed all inspections with no work needed at all. 1st thing I did when I got the car was change the oil. Granted it did start to leak oil which I fully expected. But it leaked a lot of it. Turns out a few seals were leaking and the turbocharger is leaking.
I replaced the plugs and wires, then a few days later I changed the valve cover gasket. Good news is the valve cover gasket does not leak. Bad news was abot a day later my engine started to knock. I replaced a cracked pcv tube a bit later and valve but still nothing. Changed the oil again because it had a fuel smell and still it knocked. Had the car running and removed each sparkplug wire individually and each sounded the same when removed.

I'm really stumped and I hate the thought of having to replace this engine or worse....the car, since my wife seems to like it a lot.

Thanks
Paul
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:31 AM   #2
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give us some more info

did this happen immediately after replacing plugs/wires?

does this happen @ idle, when the engine is under load??

happen when engine is cold/hot?

What grade of fuel are you using?

This started happening a day after I did the gasket.
Knock sounds worse when car is driving and when you 1st start it. Idle in park isn't too bad and idle when in drive actually is when it sounds the best.

I use premium gas because of the turbocharger, plus it says it's recommended.

Cold or hot doesn't seem to affect it much.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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Still could use any suggestions.

Car seems to knock worse when it's wet outside

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