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Old 09-02-2009, 09:03 PM
02'4.04x4 02'4.04x4 is offline
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Hello,
I timed the beast and it is tame.
Thank You big time for your timing suggestion. It still has a very tiny bit of vibration but I will check some of the other suggestions as well and hopefully get it running smooth.
Thank all you guys for your time and help.
mightymike
Glad to hear it. Here's to another 4 years!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:19 PM
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Hello, 02'4.04x4,
I missed your 2nd to last post until now and just read it.
No, I have no indications of a blown head gasket. I change the oil every 3000 miles(I have never not done that in 43 years of owning cars) and always stick to one brand and maybe use a third to a half a quart between changes. I have only done one tune up but didn't time it at that time but the tune up consisted of, new cap, rotor, plugs and wires.
An engine swap doesn't intimidate me, the cost does. I've rebuilt a few engines over the years but like I said before, this truck really runs pretty good so I didn't want to put a rebuilt in if I didn't have to.
So now I will make use of your other suggestion and get some Marvel oil for it and the fuel system, when I lived in the states I used Marvel oil quite a few times but in the 30 years since I've been back in Canada I don't see it anywhere and had pretty much forgotten about it but I try and find some.
Again Big Thanks guys.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:57 PM
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Hi well that was a bit on the let me rule out the need for the wet dry testing side, I was exclaiming the more than obvious cues that would support the need for doing the testing. In essence stating the symptoms so as you read you would be able to diagnose whether or not it needed it. Some guys learn from books and service manuals and some learn at the track, I just wanted you to see why I recommended the route I did as it seemed to me that those faults were unlikely as you would have known after 4 days much less 4 years. I can only offer my experience without knowledge of yours in hope to help you solve your problem easily and conservatively as possible, without having to tell you that I spent 7 years in a professional pit crew and that I can diagnose engine failures by the smell of the exhaust. . . . .
But I am funny like that.
Also I would seriously consider running at the least 15w oil, don't wase your money on these new fang dangled high miler oils a bad seal is a bad seal, even if you polish it. Sorry I have a favorite saying I tend to appropriate for other things from time to time. As for the Marvel you local autohaus should be able to get it. The next thing I would check for the little vibe you have left is the fuel system. You've got air and you've got spark, so make sure the fuel is good. Best of Luck.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: severe engine vibrations

Hay ond on the timeing thing don't foget to pull out the little timing dongle. the 2.9 has to have the timeing set with it out. then put it back after you time it. See your chiltons or hays manual
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