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Well here is my question - I have an 88 base bird sitting at my parents house due to a bad rod knock. The car needs a new motor and I am working on that but right now all I need to do is get it outta my parents back yard to where I am living now some 20 mi or so away.
What i need to know is if there is something I can pour in to the oil to quite the knock enough that I can drive it here. Can't you put gear lube or something in there to quite a knock?
__________________ Do you know what I find funny? Ford put a forged rotating assembly into a block that really wants to be 2 4 bangers. Funny I think.
Never heard of such an additive, that would actually work. Personally, if I planned on saving the block (if you're sure it's a rod knock), I would have it flatbeded or towed. Then you don't run the risk of damaging the motor any further. That's if you planned on keeping it.
Lucas oil additive, remove the plug wire from that cylinder, (and if you want it to run smooth, the opposite one in the firing order) It will run like crap, but it should last 20 miles, and stay off the interstate!