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Just bought a 2004 chevy optra for my 17 yr old. everything…

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Just bought a 2004 chevy optra for my 17 yr old . everything passed safety , we have only had the car 3 weeks and now experiencing trouble starting , thought it was the fuel , ran a tank of premium and a can of seafoam through , it was starting first thing , then troubk

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Sorry , yes it has(gas hog) , starting has become worse , some time not even turning over aas it did before , battery is fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Optra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Had it to a mech that certified it , ran it through computer analysis...showed nothing , performed fuel pressure test , that was good , this was all yesterday , and now today i'm having a heck of a time starting it , sounds like its missing almost a back fire , but not .

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

There was a leak at the exaust pipe by one of the O2 sensors , this was patched 3 weeks ago but I noticed it has let go . the patch that is , some cracks with exaust leake at this site

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what engine 3.4 or 3.8

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
stand by I have to go look , I believe its aa Suzuki engine
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Engine cover Detech-16 V
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you still there ?
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