Hi I wanted to see what the general opinion was regarding a problem I've got with my car.
I recently took my car to a mechanic to have a blown head gasket repaired. after discovering that one of my camel hump heads was cracked,
I bought a set of Quantico Aluminium performance heads to fit instead. The mechanic told me that my cam shaft needed replacing as 2 of
the lobes were worn. He also said that I needed new lifters as they were worn and two or three of them were jammed and crushed. I couldn't
really afford this but he said the engine would never run if he just put the new heads on like I asked. So I had them all replaced, new hardened
race lifters, new camshaft and new heads. The car should know have way more power.
I originally had a Lunati 00010 Cam Shaft and replaced it with a Comp Cam XE268 cam shaft.
The mechanic was trying to push me to have a full engine rebuild but I didnt have the money.
The car has a high stall Torque converter and a limited slip diff and even before the head gasket blew it would spin the wheels every time I
pulled away and leave 2 black lines on the road if I reved it. However after I got the car back it is gutless and even if I rev it before I pull
away if doesnt leave black lines on the road anymore.
When I picked the car up it had almost no oil in the transmission and a pot of transmission fluid was under the car. He wasn't supposed to
touch the transmission and said it was leaking a bit because the dipstick holder was flopping about lose after the heads were removed.
I asked why the car suddenly had no power on pull away and low end especially when the cam shaft was a very close match to the one we replaced
and he said it is your heads. The old camel hump heads were probably much better.
The new heads are 200cc aluminium performance heads with big valves. The old heads were rusty old camel hump heads with cracks in.
Does that should possibly to you, or does it seem more likely that the torque converter has been nicked and replaced with a standard one?