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Re: 98 S-10 2.2l runs well until 50 miles. Slow from...
Could be several things
you did not mention temperature. I am assuming the car is overheating after driving it about a half hour. If you were missing a belt, or the water pump was bad, or it had no coolant, it would overheat faster than it does. Either your coolant level is low, the thermostat is not working properly, or there is blockage in the way of built up crud in the radiator. The loss of power is due to overheating. You are probably doing some serious damage here. Get a mechanic to look at it, or at the very least have it back flushed.
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Believe it or not, it is normal for these engines to use about a quart every 2000 even when they are essentially new. Note that I said, "use", not "burn". The combination of higher compression and operating temperatures causes oil to pass through the engine. You might notice your tail pipes have a good coating on the inside. I managed to slow the process by converting to Mobil 1 0W40. I get much better performance and I only use a quart every 3500-4000.
you have a number of things wrong, but lets start with it running ive only got a small picture if what your saying it drives for a short time turn engine off then start again it runs again is this right???.please tell me more I cant help you until I get the full facts,adrian....
Well the on/off method sometimes is not Correct.I would suggest you to take it to an auto part store and have them scan it for you for free and they will tell you the exact code with the OBD2 then you can start from there.Good luck
Has Neon do same, I ran fuel at low level, on hot day, ran engine until it started to act up & threw a fuel pressure gauge on it. Was at approx 5 psi. Cold next morning, 48-50 psi. Always hot day about 30-40 miles into work in morning, o.k. Sit in hot sun all day & would happen 3-4 times on way home. Sit and let cool, 20 minutes or so & go again for a while. Cool day, no problem. Change pump I would.
Check your fuse and relay to the radiator fan, There going to be high amp fuse so most likely will be in the fuse box by the battery. If the fuse and relay is good, check the wire harness connection at the fans. The other thing to is to run the engine and turn on your A/C, the A/C should over ride the switch and turn on the fans. If the fans do turn on, inspect the radiator fluid, make sure it's at it's level and if it's never been serviced. It may be time, Orange antifreeze has a life of 150,000 miles or 5 years and the green antifreeze has a life of 30,000 miles and 1 year. The thermostat may also gone bad but i don't think at this case since your car only heats up while your stopped. If everything is working (fan) just replace the antifreeze 50/50 mix (Antifreeze/water), Water has great heat transfer but boils so antifreeze is added, and 100% antifreeze does not have great heat transfer and will gel when heated so the two have to be mixed 50/50 and if your not sure how to mix the two. You can buy them 50/50 mix and the capacity to your car total fill is 7.3 liter 4 cylinder/ 8.6 liter 6 cylinder.
Well did you use 10w - 30 if so then switch to the 5w-30 the reason the car needs a lighter oil in the cold weather. i usually use 10w during the summer helps keep the engine a little cooler on longer runs but during the winter u need the lighter oil so it don't have to work so hard to keep going.
most likely when you replaced coolant line and refilled rad the system was not bled properly.
fill the system with 50/50 again and top up the reservoir. run the engine to 2000 rpm and look at temp gauge . it should rise to middle and drop to low this means t stat opend and air is out now let engine idle and top up coolant. good luck