Originally Posted by trexflyer
Ok so you might be thinking "don't stomp on it dummy" but let me explain. When I really step on it, it doesn't matter if I'm only doing 2000 rpm or 3500+ rpm, the top end sounds like something is going to come flying out at any second. But if I back off a little and let the rpms build a little slower the engine hums perfectly.
I know my valve stem seals are worn as I get the lovely blue puff of smoke after the car sits for a few hours, but it doesn't burn oil otherwise (just got smogged last month and readings are excellent) and I'm checking the oil weekly in case I need a small top off.
96 gt is stock engine wise other than a basic bama tune. No CEL, no other issues. Does this sound like a true valve train issue or possibly detonation, timing issues, or some other electronic issue messing with the pcm and giving me grief?
Thinking I'll flash the car back to stock tune tomorrow to see if anything changes but it's a little embarassing when you romp on the gas and your gt sounds like a POS beater running on 1 qt of oil. Not that I floor it all the time, but it's nice to be able to feel/hear the acceleration from a red light.
We can definitely look into this for you and see what's going on here. If it is related to the tune, we can get you squared away very quickly! Just give the Bama team a call and they'll gladly look through your tune and make sure everything looks good. If you'd like to datalog, we can also review these with you and make any necessary adjustments!
Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!