Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: back in the Hew-Hess-Hay
Re: Not sure what is at fault???
Used to see that on little old ladies lightly driven high milage Oldsmobiles back in the mid 60's to early 70's. After rebuilding a few engines like that, we started pouring a can of Blaster in the oil and having them drive it that way for a week or two. Most of the time, the Blaster dissolved the carbon deposits in the oil that was causing the rings to become stuck. One of the tell-tale signs was the starter dragging causing a hard start condition. After replacing many starters, cables, and batteries, we finally narrowed the problem down to the sticking rings scraping all the oil off of the cylinder walls, causing the starter drag problems. That was one of the few times that I have seen a "mechanic in a can" solve a problem.
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