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Check compression in each cylinder., sounds as if it might be piston rings.oil thins as it warms so the drop in pressure seems to point to loss of compression .i take it it doesn't blow smoke out of exhaust?
Most probably, the AIC stepper motor is bad, one way to kno, is when the engine slows at idle when you swithc on the air conditioner, and the Idle automatioc control does not correct the RPM dropping from the increased load. An engien that does not maintain correct and stable idle cannot maintain the battery charged, but it could have multiple issues.
Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. For a tune up, you would need to change spark plugs, coils, distributor cap, coil pack, and wires. You would change the air filter and the fuel filter also. Change your pcv valve as well. You can also change all your fluids and filters, such as oil, coolant fluid, and transmission fluid.
The cylinder head should be cleaned and inspected prior to installation.
Lightly oil all bolt and stud bolt threads before installation.
Clean all gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
Install a new head gasket on the cylinder block. WARNING Always use new cylinder head bolts when installing the cylinder head or damage to the engine may occur.
Install the cylinder head on the cylinder block.
Tighten the cylinder head bolts in reverse of the removal sequence. Tighten the 2004 cylinder head bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten an additional 70°, plus 70°, plus another 50°. Tighten 2005 bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten an additional 60°, plus 60°, plus another 10°.
Install the right engine mount. Tighten the engine mount attaching bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
Install or connect the following:
Intake manifold support bracket. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
Surge tank coolant hose
Heater hose to cylinder head
Fuel feed line at the fuel rail
All vacuum hoses
Rear timing belt cover
Timing belt tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
Idler pulley. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
Intake and exhaust camshaft gears. Tighten the bolts to 49 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
Apply a small amount of gasket sealant to the corners of the front camshaft caps and the top of the rear camshaft cover-to-cylinder head seal.
Install the valve cover using a new gasket
Align the timing marks on the camshaft gears.
Align the mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
Install the timing belt and rotate the water pump clockwise to apply tension to the timing belt.
Tighten the water pump bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Adjust the timing belt tension.
Install or connect the following:
Spark plug wires
Upper and lower timing belt coversCrankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm), plus an additional 30°, then another 15°.
Make sure the coolant is full, then change the coolant sensor near the thermostat housing. This will put the car into advanced timing mode again. Do not over torque the sensor. 14ft.lbs or less as needed to stop seapage. Good luck!
So far you have done all but change the leads! This will help dramatically BUT if your head gasket is blown I'm afraid you'll have real difficulty in get it to run smooth as water/steam is possibly mixing with the fuel causing very poor ignition.
I did the same as you on a Golf as soon as the new leads were fitted Bingo a New Car, However there wasn't a head gasket issue.
Good Luck and A Happy New Year to you and your Family.
The difference is the 5 speed. He has a lower first gear ratio than you, and probably a different rear end too. You could change your gears, typically a 5 speed is always faster than an auto, typically
the owner probably rerouted the fuel line because like my 92 chrysler lebaron v6 3.0 the fuel lines keep seeming to come off and the clamps always break. I have replaced the clamps 5 times in a month and replaced filters 2 times in 2 months. The only thing i could think of is that your fuel is being cut off possibly because there is no filter to clean all the junk out. Try putting a fuel filter on and see if that will work