Hi, I have collected car issues that are building up to a major breakdown. I would like to find someone in the Boston area, i'm in Malden now, who could diagnose LGT properly. The current state of the car is that it can drive out of my parking lot, but I fear it would not come back on its own power, so it would be great if the mechanic could come by here first.
I want to keep this thread short, because otherwise I can go on about details forever:
- Loud knocking from the engine related only to the RPM, happens at 2000rpm. Can be replicated when car is standing, also happens when engine breaking around 2k rpm.
- P0301 code. Started getting these once every 6mo 2 years ago, now always get CEL and this code when driving. Coil packs for cylinder 1 and 3 are in poor shape, have replacement parts on hand.
- Squeaking from rear suspension, driver side wheel, happens when going over speed bumps. Related to weather, humidity and temperature. Sometimes worse, sometimes almost not there.
These are the 3 major areas that have problems. Knocking could be a really bad sign if it's coming from the crank bearings. This seems very likely since i've been driving on that misfire for 2 years now. I really want this to turn out to be an idler pulley, timing belt, main bearing, or anything else
Car has nearly 100k original miles, have various minor mods, AP stg2, uppie, DP, WRX flywheel with ACT clutch.
Please reach out to me over PM or in this thread if you want to take on this project overhaul