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Unread 11-14-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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bad engine whine

'93 ZJ 4.0L

My dads engine has been whining pretty bad since this summer and I am affraid that something bad will happed now that the cold weather is comming. How do I finf out what it is?

Its also burning oil and smells real bad.

It also seems to lean to the right a bit.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Unread 11-15-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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What kind of whine? The kind you hear inside, like through the radio? You will get that if your electronics arent grounded properly.

As far as smelling bad, does he or you ever "get on it", sometimes you gotta blow the soot out of it To be on the safe side, I would maybe add some STP fuel system cleaner or clean out the throttle body. You might even add some RESTORE to the engine oil. I know a lot of people don't believe in additives, but I use them from time to time and it seems to keep mine running great.
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Unread 11-16-2003, 12:45 PM   #3
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oh i definately belive in additives....thanks.

The whine is definately not electronic, it sounds like a bearing is starting to go......
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