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My friend's buy of jealousy 86 Fiero by Kitten Tooth
Started on: 06-22-2014 06:48 PM
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Last post by: Ponnari on 06-23-2014 06:48 PM
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Report this Post06-22-2014 06:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kitten ToothClick Here to Email Kitten ToothSend a Private Message to Kitten ToothEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I believe the car is a 1986 Pontiac fiero GT. It has a body kit on it and my friend Anthony picked it up for 800 bucks after going for a ride in my 84'. It has the 2.8 V6 with an automatic transmission. Firstly, the car has absolutely NO power. The motor doesnt smoke or make noise or anything but its very sluggish. Like a trunk full of butterflies at full throttle. It dies sometimes when coming to a stop. After getting it back to my house i discovered the oil was like lithium grease.. Im assuming the car has hydraulic lifters and an oil change would make it run alot better. Even with it being slow the drive train felt really smooth so that was a plus. It looks like theres a metal crank case vent tube attached to the air intake hose just before the throttle body. Theres lots of black grimy crap coming out of it and the throat of the throttle body is caked in the stuff. Theres also a parasitic drain on the battery somewhere. Anybody know a common thing that likes to draw power even when the car is off? Me and him are going to be working on it and im guessing there are few differences between this year and the 84' that I own. If theres anything else i should know about this car I would really appreciate it. The car sat for quite a while and was resurrected to run a paper route by the PO. But then it sat again for another year on the street. They said it was fast and ran great when they first got it running but now its slow as hell.

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See my thread on this. I've been through the hell of a parasitic drain but these guys here were great!

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/000277.html
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Report this Post06-22-2014 08:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is water in your oil. It could be condensation, but it could be a lot worse. What does the coolant water look like?

edit: you may have to remove the oil pan to get the bad oil out......but perhaps the damage has been done. For an electrical drain, look at headlight motors.

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Report this Post06-23-2014 10:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Among many other things, a tune up. For sure the PCV system should be checked.
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Report this Post06-23-2014 06:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PonnariSend a Private Message to PonnariEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello and welcome to the forum,
I would use Seafoam in both the oil and fuel system. I have used it for several Fieros over the years, and my other cars also. do a google search for "pennock's Fiero Seafoam" and also search Youtube for how to videos.

When using it in the oil, I use about 1/4 to 1/3 of a can for a v6, don't over do it (less is more, it thins the oil)! When car is warm add the seafoam and let it idle for 5 mins.Then change oil and filter. DO NOT drive the car or rev the motor with the seafoam added, It may take several oil changes to get the motor cleaned out. This is just brief details, you will find out a lot more info in your research.

Remember, this is just what I and others have done. Condition of motors and fuel systems vary and anything you attempt is at your own risk.

Good luck with your projects and please share your results and projects on the forum, it is a helpful and wonderful place!
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