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Old 11-29-2011, 12:05 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Wiseguy83 View Post
I believe mine (actually my wife's) started doing this too. I started it up right after thanksgiving dinner to take my family out to celebrate getting this car back road worthy (after I had to sell my 5.0 t-bird and let my '07 mustang go). Talk about taking the wind right out of our sails immediately.

A couple of questions if I may -
I've basically left it parked aside from pulling the valve cover and checking a few things while running before I researched it online to find out this common problem. It's loud, but it does quiet down and almost go away, but then come back most of the time. I'm assuming it probably is this problem or is it constantly loud and obnoxious?

The car was due for an oil change (which I was going to take care of Friday as I had just replaced plugs/wires, and a few worn tires). I had just about finished running a tank with lucas injector cleaner through it and was about ready to fill it up when I started it and this happened. I'm wondering if a bunch of junk just broke loose from the cleaner. Who am I kidding though, my gut says its this and its got 90,000 miles. Talk about horrible timing though. From 3 cars to walking lol.

I will say though, all 4 plugs are fine (sounds like its coming from #4), and I peaked in each cylinder through the SP hole and everything seemed okay.
Do a compression check on each cylinder.
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