Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 5:51 AM
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Geo Prizm, Chevrolet Prizm, Performance Mods, Sedan
Aug 14, 2012 (9:27 pm)
If anyone can help me!
I have a Gio Prizm 1995 and 177,000 miles in it witch I just got, this one is in good conditions but the only problem that it has is that when it gets to serten temperature the motor sowns like if its the valbs or it needs more power in the gas, then the car looses its power. What should I do?
#4 of 5 Re: noice [pichirillo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2012 (2:47 pm)
Well since the car is an unknown to you, first thing I'd do is let a mechanic at least listen to it---if the valves are clattering badly, first thing I'd have done is a valve adjustment and while you're in there, an inspection of the camshaft lobes to check for excessive wear or oil starvation. If the valve clearances are good and there's no indication of any damage, then do a compression test to be on the safe side before you start tearing into things. With high mileage engines like yours, it's hard to just guess what the problem might be.
#5 of 5 Re: noice [pichirillo]
Nov 05, 2013 (5:51 am)
sounds like a seal, dose the your engine over heat at all, and if any have you done a complete tune up when you got the car upped the hood and changed all the plugs, oil, wires, filters, check around the block if you see and excessive oil, but what is sounds like is then the motor gets hot a gasket is not expanding withe the block so get the seals checked, the local auto parts store should be able to help you