Sad, but it seems the Camaro (1985 V6 2.8L) is dieing. The car
"lurches" when accelerating. I took it into a shop, and they ran a
compression test saying basically:
----"It's definitely not a firing problem, its compression...What is
happening when it lurches, is that its the computer trying to
compensate for bad compression by making the fuel mixture rich and
then less rich over and over."----
I took a glance at the rotar/distributer cap and the rotar had minor
carbon traces and the cap had corrosion on each of the metal plates.
But according to them it is "definitely not a firing problem as the
compression test proved." They showed me the sparks plugs, which
looked really bad, and told me that new ones should help. Well the
car ran almost perfect on the new plugs for about 3-4 days. It's now
lurching again upon acceleration just like it used to. They did say
something about two of the cylinders weren't firing right (I don't
remember if they said it was due to the compression or not).
Regardless, $220 dollars later I get my car back with new spark plugs
and a "sorry about ya."
Well anyways, I saw this product called "Engine Restore" which
supposively restores compression to "original compression numbers."
Has any of you had any experience with this product? Does the above
diagnosis make sense? For $200 bucks I could of got a full
tune-up...they told me they didn't even look under the distributer cap
even though I requested it.
Thanks in advance,
"Why do I work on my own car? Because there are two kinds of mechanics
in the world; those mechanics who fell in love with cars at five years
old, and those that don't have the education do to anything else. I
mean who really likes to stand out in blistering heat/cold for hours
on end with sweat/ice falling from their face? Most mechanics don't do
it because its the best job in the world. That's why I work on my own