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My ol ladys car a 96 cavalier always burnt about a.25 to a1/2 quart of oil a week. it never leaked at all .well recently im thinkin it might be about to throw a rod. it taps real bad ,lost some power,but dont smoke, so i started it and pulled a plug wire off one by one. when i got to the third plug it quited down alot. has she bent a rod? is it a quick fix? what would be the best solution?

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If when you took the lead off the plug the tapping stopped then it must be a small end(big ends knock)lack of compression would stop sudden downward pressure on bearing hence no tap.
As you are using oil it would be more cost effective to rebuild the whole engine,it would mean that you only take the thing out once......

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