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Old 02-02-2013, 12:20 PM
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First off do not get disgusted. We all go through this. The valve covers being lose will cause oil loss and as long as you did not run the oil low you should be fine besides waiting for all that oil to burn off the exhaust. You need to check into the linkage for the tranny and have that set properly then go from there. You are saying you lost power, so recheck the basics such as the timing it may have moved, maybe it was not tight enough. As far as the noise goes it does not sound like it is the engine if it makes a(singualar) noise then it could be anything from a bad motor mount to an exhaust hitting somewhere.Watch under the hood while someone puts it in gear and touches the gas lightly with a foot on the brake and then do it in reverse to see if you can pinpoint the noise. Just be patient and do one step at a time. If you were running in first it would make the car feel a lot more responsive. Check the fluid in the tranny see if it smells burnt. Ls motor swaps are not easy either and dollar for dollar you can get more hp with a big block(for now anyway).
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