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My engine ie knocking

I have a 1994 chevy camaro, when the engine warms up, it begins to knock; i changed the oil, it helped a little but it still knocks

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  • Jonny May 11, 2010

    Knocking....that could be a connecting rod I'd park that car and get a mechanic to check it to make sure if its a lifter (like two ppl mentioned) or worse case a connecting rod which if let go it would destroy your engine block and most likely the cylinder head as well. Either way its not a cheap fix but good thing is the scrap yard is full of good used engine for your camaro.

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Engine, mileage, any warning signs? What grade & type of oil?



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With your enione knocking and the iol having been changed, This is a sign that you have a hidrolic lifter going bad. If you have any mechanical knowledge and the tools and the time you can fixs this yor self. But in most cases it is best to take your car to a trust worthy garage to fix this. I would do this soon and not drive the car to hard or far. If I am right and you are losing a lifter and you don't take care of it soon you will have a bigger more expencive problem as the lifter could go all together and the push rod that it moves could bend and slip out of possition anf cause something else to break.

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Sounds like a lifter spring load or hydraulic? or maybe top end rocker whats the restart like on it ??? surge up and down??

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