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Maxspeed 10-07-2012 05:39 PM

It's never good to bring her home on a flatbed!
 
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I took it out today for a quick highway ride. When I got off the highway near my house and stopped at a light I noticed the engine was ticking when at idle and the exhaust sounded different. I proceeded home driving gentle when the engine shut itself down and would not start. Coasted to a parking lot and called AAA. Now she sits in my driveway. :iono:

Macky 10-07-2012 06:03 PM

What was your oil pressure reading?

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 06:17 PM

Thanks guys. I knew what I signed up for. I check the oil regularly and checked the oil level about 40 minutes after it shut down and the level was normal.

90503 10-07-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Maxspeed (Post 5665251)
Thanks guys. I knew what I signed up for. I check the oil regularly and checked the oil level about 40 minutes after it shut down and the level was normal.

Bummer, my brother....automatic?...might be those AFM lifters or whatever...good luck...

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 90503 (Post 5665279)
Bummer, my brother....automatic?...might be those AFM lifters or whatever...good luck...

No it's a standard.

Thanks

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 06:30 PM

Let's not turn this thread into a pissing match :thumbsup:

Rabamaro 10-07-2012 06:33 PM

Oil pump fail?

90503 10-07-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Maxspeed (Post 5665123)
I took it out today for a quick highway ride. When I got off the highway near my house and stopped at a light I noticed the engine was ticking when at idle and the exhaust sounded different. I proceeded home driving gentle when the engine shut itself down and would not start. Coasted to a parking lot and called AAA. Now she sits in my driveway. :iono:

Fuel pumps go haywire...tick, cause funky things...even with a quarter tank...they get hot, etc...might not be all that serious...

Soonerfan 10-07-2012 06:46 PM

Damn....I hope she feels better soon..

CHVY-2SS 10-07-2012 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Maxspeed (Post 5665123)
I took it out today for a quick highway ride. When I got off the highway near my house and stopped at a light I noticed the engine was ticking when at idle and the exhaust sounded different. I proceeded home driving gentle when the engine shut itself down and would not start. Coasted to a parking lot and called AAA. Now she sits in my driveway. :iono:

Do you work on your own vehicle? Not sure why you would tow it home and not to the dealership.

upflying 10-07-2012 06:49 PM

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Do you work on your own vehicle? Not sure why you would tow it home and not to the dealership.

Because there is no warranty.

90503 10-07-2012 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by upflying (Post 5665349)
Because there is no warranty.

...and it's Sunday...lol...AAA will tow it again for him Monday, if need be...

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by upflying (Post 5665349)
Because there is no warranty.

We have a winner. :happyanim:

It was 1/2 mile from my house.

The codes indicate it was a sensor issue. Doesn't like any major damage. But we will see.

Can't play with the big dogs if you pissing like a puppy. :thumbup:

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 90503 (Post 5665355)
...and it's Sunday...lol...AAA will tow it again for him Monday, if need be...

Exactly. I upgraded to the premium level of AAA after so know I get 200 miles of towing instead of 100.

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by CHVY-2SS (Post 5665341)
Do you work on your own vehicle? Not sure why you would tow it home and not to the dealership.

I do not work out my self other than to keep her pristine. She is home, not in her bed but home. :)

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by upflying (Post 5665332)
Just pointing out the obvious, modding a car comes with consequences.
But thanks for your input.

It's no big deal. I knew what I was getting into. But I have NEVER had any issues with all the other new cars I bought so I rolled the dice. I would do it again tomorrow. Loved the car even more after I did it. It was just a one in a million problem.

90503 10-07-2012 07:04 PM

...Sensor issue...hmmmm....an easy check might be the MAF sensor...either it went bad or is a "weak" one and is acting up...which is not too uncommon with a lot of mods....

Ebbsnflows 10-07-2012 07:07 PM

Based on mod level, I'm assuming that you have a simple/cheap code reader? What's the code read?

Any misfires or rough idle issues? Maybe a broken valve spring? (trying to account for engine ticking/exhaust note change)

Possible vacuum/exhaust leak issue? (again, potential source of ticking...unmetered air can prevent engine from re-starting as well)

ECCamaro 10-07-2012 07:13 PM

Sorry and hope you get it fixed soon.

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Ebbsnflows (Post 5665398)
Based on mod level, I'm assuming that you have a simple/cheap code reader? What's the code read?

Any misfires or rough idle issues? Maybe a broken valve spring? (trying to account for engine ticking/exhaust note change)

Possible vacuum/exhaust leak issue? (again, potential source of ticking...unmetered air can prevent engine from re-starting as well)

I plugged my iTSX in and used my iPad to read the codes. It seemed to idle fine as in no roughness at all, just a noise and different sound to the exhaust. I'm going to use AAA to flat bed it to the shop and let them check it out.

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 07:30 PM

The codes indicate that it's a CMP sensor which has something to do with the camshaft.

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ECCamaro (Post 5665428)
Sorry and hope you get it fixed soon.


Thanks

jkemp16 10-07-2012 08:08 PM

Camshaft position sensor...usually not too hard or expensive but idk about this one...

Maxspeed 10-07-2012 08:10 PM

Ya that's what I found out too. Think it will be more of a pain int he ass logistically than anything else (I Hope). Maybe this is a sign that I should SuperCharge it :happyanim:

snizzle 10-08-2012 07:41 AM

Dude, about to take the plunge with headers (sitting in my garage) but reading stuff like this scares me off.

Keep us updated.


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