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repeat of SNAKE OIL message that never made it:
my 5cstq has been off the road for approx 2yrs. I recently started
peared, or that the crankshaft was just spinning without any pistons attached to it!
y in order for the lifter to bleed down.
Conclusion: as the head (aluminum) cooled down the valve train would remain expanded and would leave the valves open...no compression.
Solution: I let the car sit overnight, changed the oil and filter, added a qt. of MARVEL MYSTERY OIL!
the engine started, I let it run a few hours. checked the compression:
all is normal. the car now starts and run perfectly normally.
I'M A BELIEVER!
On the other hand, too much of a good thing is bad: i once used two qts. in a Pontiac 6000 with the "iron duke" 2.5L in order to clean oit the crankase of years of gunk. I didn't make 1 block without spinning a rod bearing!
THE MORAL OF THE STORY: USE YOUR SNAKE WISELY!