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Old 02-21-2010, 10:31 PM
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yeah i hope its just the compressor , cause it would really suck if i had to take off the head again , thinking about it more and more though im not really sure if he actually put silicon on it because i believe i recall him just putting it on with nothing , not positive

Mabye the smoking could hopefully be excess oil that leaked out when it was taken apart

I need all the hope i can get to find out what this problem is as soon as possible
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:40 PM
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yeah the smoke could be from some oil that dripped of the head, i wasnt even thinking about that, hopefully the noise will go away with the compressor off but the smoking wont until the oil burns off. if its not the compressor smoking you might be able to recharge the system and the noise might go away if it wasnt run for long at all with no freon , no guarantees though, its a little risky to try to just recharge it cause it will take about $40 worth of freon to completly fill the system up and if it doesnt fix it youre just out $40 and you have to buy another $40 worth when you put another compressor on
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:47 PM
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Well like i said first im going to turn it off just to check were the problem is , and the engine was only on for a minute or two with no freon in the system , hoping its just excess oil dripping which i know eventually will go away
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:52 PM
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yeah i hope so too, let me know how it turns out
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:45 AM
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ok now im pissed because i payed the guy and there still seems like problems , this is exactly what happened this morning , i only noticed 1 plug that connects to the compressor on my vehicle and disconnected and started it up still heard the sound , so i reconnected it and still heard the sound but not as much , i found out what the smoking was coming from , its excess liquid coming out of the valve covers , but now the biggest thing other then the whining im wondering whats wrong is , when i went to rev it up because it was sittin for a month its cold so i new it would run a little rough at first due to that , well as i was reving it up i had it reving mabye a minute or two and as i was reving it , it was like stalling out because it was slowley losing power then shut off

Lucky worst case i can have a guy look at it , but i really want to try to find the problem myself versus payin someone else again
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:55 AM
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ok well im not even sure if this is correct so ill ask , if it is a vacuum leak problem would that cause me to lose power , what is doing was almost sound like poping once or twice and running rough
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:13 AM
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as far as the leaking excess , im not sure if its remainder from before because its a grayish color , or i dont know if i could be silicon , its definitly coming from the valve seal i can see it coming out , so that might not be a big think , im just mostley wondering whats going on now , vacuum leak due to lost power or something else
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:21 PM
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a vacuum leak will cause a loss of power and make it run a little rough but it would have to be a big leak to make it stall out, if the leak was big enough to stall the engine, you would hear more of a whistle. so it made less noise with the compressor on? it might just be the a/c clutch then, but not sure. as far as the valve cover leak, can you see more coming out when the engine is running or is there just some squished out from the around it? he should have used black or grey silicone but if you can see more coming out as its running thats not the silicone unless he used some silicone thats been sitting around unopened for about 15 years or so. as far as the popping and stalling out it sounds like it could be out of time. it has a distributorless ignition and it runs off a cam position sensor. the sensor is actually on the oil pump which is driven by the timing belt and you have to put the oil pump in time (at least this is the way it is on a 2000 2.5) when i put i timing belt on mine i couldnt figure out why the oil pump had a timing mark and i had to look it up and it was because the cam position sensor runs of of it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:35 PM
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Well , i havent been able to keep the engine on enough to get out and check it because the engine would shut off , as far as the color it is a grayish color like i said but it seemed pretty clean so im assuming its the silicon , it is like a whistling sound almost but it seemed as i reved up more i didnt hear is as much , if it is a vacuum leak whats the best way to tell , like i said the best way to tell you which is exactly what happened , i was revving the engine from inside and no matter how much i put my foot to the floor there was power loss and then i just turned the engine off

so it seemed while i was revving up the whistling sound wasent as loud
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:53 PM
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yeah it sounds like you have a pretty good size vacuum leak, just look around the intake manifold both upper and lower and the throttle body for loose hoses or open vacuum ports. but it doesnt sound like this is your only problem if its cutting off that quick. by the sound of your mechanic i would check over everything that he would have had to take apart because something didnt get hooked back up and i would still check the timing, and i wouldnt use the same guy again. oh and dont forget about the freon, if the compressor is not the problem it soon will be without any freon in it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:11 PM
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yes unfortunally thats the problems i deal with finding a cheaper guy to do the job , i have a actual certified mechanic that will look at the truck , i will recharge the system but i want to fix the more major problems first and then that , well the problem with it shutting off is due to the vehicle sittin for about a month atleast i think , like i said foot to the floor and it still would evetually lose power , i didnt let it stall out all the way i decided to turn it off just incase there was further problems

Could the lost power be due from anything else , and yes there is gas in the tank incase anyone asks
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:29 PM
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i dont think that the shutting off problem is just from sitting. a fuel injected car will run smooth after sitting for a few months in a matter of seconds, this is because of the much higher fuel pressure. i deal with old cars more than anything and a carb will take a couple of minutes of running to run smooth after sitting for a few months because of the fuel that just sits in the fuel bowls. i had knee surgery a couple of months ago and i couldnt drive my truck because its a stick and i couldnt work the clutch with my leg in a brace and ive been having to drive my grandads truck, well i just got back into my truck last saturday, the truck didnt move for right at 7 weeks and its been out in the cold, there was a soild week that it never got above 34 and its been snowed on three times and it started right up, it idled maybe a little rougher than usual for less than 5 seconds then it was smooth as a whistle
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:38 PM
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well then what could that also be , even prior to head gasket , if the truck was sitting for a while and the engine was cold , it would take some time for the the engine to get warm again and then things were fine , i just hope i dont have to many problems with the vehicle i cant afford to have a problem

I can deal with revving it up because once after i do that every time after the truck runs fine , is there anything other then a vacuum leak that would cause me to lose power
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:59 PM
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could my plugs fouling up have anything to do with the problem , tomarrow im going to take them out and check them all , see if that does anything , worst case it should not run as rough because before the new valve seal was put on some oil would get on the plugs , i checked the old seal and it was bad , that shouldnt have anything to do with the whining but mabye the power a bit , or mabye the plugs and a leak , im just thinking of what it could be
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:00 PM
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yeah there a a bunch of things that could make it lose power. whenever your losing power its either air, fuel, or spark. air could be a vacuum leak, maf, iac, etc. fuel could be injectors not being installed right, throttle position sensor, etc. spark could be timing, coil packs, crossed sparkplug wires, wrong gap on the plugs, etc. all of this is stuff that he would have had to take off or mess with to get the head off so just start with the simple stuff and check over everything he did.
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