Chevy TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer SS and GMC Envoy Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I get a metallic rattling sound when accelerating on my 04 trailblazer Ls it also gets a bit sluggish I've changed the oil pressure switch which has helped its performance but I'm at a loss here
 

·
Registered
2004 gmc envoy_slt
Joined
·
2,549 Posts
What engine is this (6 cyl or V8)? Why did you change the oil pressure switch? How many miles on truck? Is check engine light on?
A sound like that under acceleration could be engine ping caused by carbon build-up in the combustion chamber.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,141 Posts
.... or the cam isn't moving.

This engine has decently high compression ratio, but the adjustable cam position is capable of modifying the dynamic compression to keep it from knocking or pinging.

Remember that these engines are perfectly happy with 87 octane fuel that would normally melt another engine into a blob of liquid aluminum. This is because the exhaust cam timing position is driven by the PCM ...and for that reason they don't even need an EGR!
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top