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Old 09-03-2002, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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Constant Shaking.

Hey Guys,

My car is shaking again...the engine is like jumping to and fro like crazy...

i got it fixed like 6 months ago replacing air filter and other stuff...

its shaking again and when i took it to the mechanic; he said that it could be the head gasket about to go....

he suggested that i use a headgasket stop leak or something....

so i used it; and it alleiviated the shaking but not completely...

it struggles sometimes when running....

what should i do?
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Old 09-03-2002, 04:16   #2 (permalink)
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hmmm....

just took car out for a drive and it seems to be back to normal....

im just a bit paranoid i guess.
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Old 09-03-2002, 04:18   #3 (permalink)
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Old 09-03-2002, 07:24   #4 (permalink)
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How do your engine mounts look? You'll probablyneed to get under the car to check them out.

They will shake your car if they are stuffed
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yeah they shook my car when i last visited them......

didnt know what they were doing
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Old 09-03-2002, 09:13   #6 (permalink)
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shaker

mount a xy gt shaker on your motor and cut a hole in your bonnet...... should look tough....

but seriously .... i would listen to the mechanics.
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Old 09-03-2002, 22:47   #7 (permalink)
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if you haven't replaced you air or fuel filter in the last 6 months, you might want to check the condition of them. I replace the fuel filter every 10,000 km, and check the condition of the air filter every 5,000 ks. If it's grey, you can sometimes get a bit more life out of it by using compressed air (tyre pump at servo) and give it a good blast (from the meshed side). Makes a small difference, but helps it idle better if you keep it clean. But at about $15-$20 new....
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Old 09-04-2002, 05:56   #8 (permalink)
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yeah the air and fuel filter have been replaced...

in the summer....

i mean everything is running smooth atm...the stop leak did its job i guess...

still sorta shaky when idle i guess.
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mine was shaking when i bought it, so when i took it to the mechanic to get it checked out, he tuned the timing etc, and the shake stopped.

Just a thought, Good Luck.
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Old 09-06-2002, 05:48   #10 (permalink)
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Ok....there is no shaking now...replaced leads, spark plugs, oil etc...

but now there is another problem....after a long drive, and when i turned off the car....coolant went steaming out of the overflow thingy...

there is plenty of coolant in there so what must be happening?
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