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    Metal shavings on lifter body when removed

    So, I’ve been chasing a rattle noise in my 2004 3.8L. I finally decided to pull the lifters and check for bad ones and maybe damaged push rods. My son drove this car low on oil several time, but I’ve never found any metal shavings in the oil. Today when I removed the lifters I found several - 5...
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    New Member

    Hi all, I’m new to the forum, but not to the automotive world. I’m out of the business now, but I spent 14 years as a tech working mainly on Honda and Acura. I have some experience with older Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda, as well. Now I’ve “inherited” the 04 40th Anniversary V6 I bought for my...
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    Need help with fuel pressure test

    Hi All, new to the forum, but not to working on cars. I have a 2004 Anniversary Edition 3.8L 5spd, and I'm having some trouble with it. I wanted to test fuel pressure, because the car is bogging down when taking off from a stop. You literally have to just push the gas and pray it doesn't stall...
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