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Old 10-20-2020, 05:14 PM   #11
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One thing I sure would NOT do is run that engine much more without finding out why it takes so long to pump up the oil and makes extended lifter and/or chain noise.

The better chain kits come with a new water pump and oil pump. Better to just do it all at the same time. No more problems. And I know it sounds simplistic but the oil is full, right?

I've had good luck changing out my oil every 1,000-1,500 miles and pouring in a quart of HyPerLube first, then adding to the full mark with the stock weight. Been doing this for two years. Last time I pulled the oil pan and the valve cover to replace the gaskets...both cam and crank looked like new...and had this honey-like oil coating on all the parts. That's the HyPerLube. It's one of the oil additives that actually works and does what it says it will do. Been using it since the late 80's. It's the Real Deal. Engine gets clean-clean using it and it cuts start up wear to damn near zero.

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> I've had good luck changing out my oil every 1,000-1,500 miles



Do you own stock in oil companies???

I drive about 800 miles a week.
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> I've had good luck changing out my oil every 1,000-1,500 miles



Do you own stock in oil companies???

I drive about 800 miles a week.
Currently putting about 6,000 miles a year on the truck. These days it is more like every 1,500 miles on the changes. But by the time I get through using the Advance Auto Parts discounts and the five dollar Speed Perk coupons, I can get the oil, the HyPerLube, and the filter for about $20. Cheap insurance. You turn the key, it starts. Five feet away with the hood closed and you can barely hear the engine running. Inside of the engine is clean, well-lubed, and looks like factory new. I don't think there is much wear going on in there at all.
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Wow! Thanks, JP and XoX, for all the responses and suggestions. I apologize for not getting back to y'all sooner. I just moved, and had issues getting internet service here. I just skimmed through what you guys wrote, and wanna let you know where I'm at. Ill read through, in more detail, after this update... I went through all the paperwork from the previous owner. I looks like he did the rebuild about 20,000 miles ago. The timing chain was included on the parts receipt. For some reason he decided not to do the oil pump and water pump. I replaced the oil pump, and that fixed the noise i was hearing on start up. I did all the tune up stuff. Plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. She runs like a top. Starts right up. Plenty of power. But, I have the same issue with the timing light. It doesnt sound like its missing at an idle, but the timing light shows that it is. then, when you let it idle for a bit, the miss becomes obvious. then I have to rev it up a few times to clear it out. I can hook the timing light to any wire, and it shows a miss. Its not consistent, just randomly here and there.... I didnt try hooking it to the coil wire? I wonder what that would tell me?..... Anyway, I gonna go back and read through all the responses. Thanks again! You guys are great! Talk to you soon.
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Ok. It sounds like I should, definitely, be looking into a new distributor. I found a spectra premium on rock auto for 130.00. I'm gonna keep looking, but that seems like a good deal. I haven't checked the computer since i replaced everything. I'm gonna double check that tomorrow. Unless you guys have any other ideas, I'm probably gonna order that distributor.
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About that miss: does the engine have newer spark plugs and plug wires? That sounds like what I would expect from old plugs or wires where the electrical pathways are burning out.

Also, have you pulled the codes? There is a link in my signature below about how to do that.
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