I take back some of what I said in that last post, after I started my car to take a computer reading the banging completely came back-WTF!! But maybe worse because now it’s tripping the “check hybrid system” every time I test it for more than 30 seconds. I really have no clue anymore. I did what you said by checking each coil and it banged every time! What are the chances that all of the coils are bad?? Like I said before: brand new spark plugs. I’m going to put the injection cleaner in today, but I doubt it’ll work since the car can barely run without full malfunction. BTW I did just get the EGR opened and lo and behold it wasn’t stuck... maybe the carb cleaner took care of that already... Anyone else think it’s time for a new engine yet?? Unfortunately that’s where it looks like I’m headed.... piece of garbage.Gee what causes this “?”
Just a bad engine?
Well, it’s not that difficult if you understand the Atkinson Cycle engine..
sure could consider it as EGR carbon deposits, with the delayed valve timing allowing blow-by.. But EGR systems will pop a CEL on EGR Restrictions. So that’s not it..
i Know i have posted the “why” many times around here, but no one seems to see my posts.. or at least understand them..
-open your hood
-unplug a coil
-start engine, and There it is..
so we Can replicate the issue 👍
Hmmm.. so it IS a plug and/or Coil issue.. who woulda thunk
Less than 30min of banging can take that engine out, do Not let it bang.. So ya have to deal with the issue Now, or pay the price..
well what happens if i let it bang?
Well here’s what you can expect-
1st up is an intake leak at plastic manifold, blow-by pressure takes that out, Then the uneven out of order thermals of the cylinder head takes out the head gasket, and welp that’s more water in the cylinder now stopping the spark plug, so more banging away, and oh let us not forget about that WristPin circlip that instantly gets stressed out all the while it bangs away, that’s what holds the piston to the connecting rod, yea that’s how we throw a rod out the side of the block, it gives out..
I guess I should just Keep repeating myself, over and over and over and over again and again..
(watch the next post- but I aired up my tires and it’s still banging- oblivious to my posting)
Seriously, i see following my posts people not even Seeing what the heck i posted “?” Frustrating to me..
Also, just for more reference: 2012; 174k miles; no leaks; no oil consumption; no coolant consumption, no water in oil. I guess one other thing, as pointed out in one of your other posts-It has an old oil filter that I couldn’t change with the oil because I couldn’t get the housing off. Maybe I should go get a different filter wrench and coils, etc., but after all of this nickel and dime nonsense and the time I’ve put in, I could have had a new engine with 120k fewer miles and been back on the road over a month ago...