View Full Version : help with engine

08-15-2005, 01:55 AM
can any one help me find a engine that is not expensive for a 1990 legacy cause mine is knocking really bad and sounds like a diesel when you turn it on and wont even go past 5 miles an hour some times even when my pedal is to the floor. i am in need of an engine bad for this is the only car i have to get around and i am on foot right now casue i dont wanna brake the car more than it is

08-15-2005, 02:12 AM
Has the car been sitting for a while?

08-15-2005, 01:47 PM
no when i first got the car it a had a little knock but a little bit after that it got worse anf i have no idea what is goin on with the engine

09-04-2005, 10:51 AM
try thicker oil, and Lucas oil additives, and see if it doesn't smooth out after a few hundred miles. I started getting some heavy knocking 10k back, I did that treatment, and I haven't had it since (haven't used Lucas since either).

gator gt
09-04-2005, 07:20 PM

j/k...try the thicker oil. How many miles you got? does it flash the check engine light? Pre-OBD2 cars would flash the problem when the car has the keys turned to start, but isn't running. Wondering if its thrown anything for you to be able to read.