Hey, Man its been a while since ive been on here, the poor girls just sittin in the driveway waiting for me to get the paperwork done for custom tags so i can get it back on the road, new demon only has about two quarts of gas run through it. But, the light is starting to show, i believe next summer she should be back rollin the mean streets. and if i can swing the budget i might even put the fuel injection on it, all i need is a wiring harness and custom pcm. and if i get motivated enough over the winter ill tear the stock wiring harness down and rewire it with new loom and remove all the uneeded wires. so then 700 dollers later ill have a pcm. anywho, babling. my work beater is now a 1988 chevy celebrity with the 2.8 MPFI and 4-speed auto. I found a really good site about these motors at www.60degreev6.com but i am not a member and im not sure if i want to sign up on an account i wont make use of much. But since ive needed to post here anyhow and this is one of the few places ive found accurate help with varying ages, i pick here...so. 120,000 miles, nearly all highway, one owner who was my great aunt that recently passed, driven easy, always had oil changed at 3000 miles with what i believe was regular mobil 5W30 since her oil stickers say mobil lube and she always had it changed at the same place. I have what sounds like a rod knock but isnt very loud and sounds more like piston slap but with this 2.8 i cant quite tell. its more noticable when cold and almost totally goes away when hot but not all the time, the noise level vaires when hot, sometimes its quiet, sometimes not and you rarely hear it while cruising. and it also has a slight miss thats more noticable at idle. The best advice i was given so far is that it may actually be a lifter thats stuck since it was sitting for a long time and she hardly drove it and what im hearing so clearly in the cab and not so much outside is the rocker slapping and by pouring a pint of brake fluid in the oil and driving a few days it should clean it up and then change the oil. So, anyone here familiar with the lil 2.8? its the year for fuel injection and alminum heads. looks to be a very stout setup, i'd love to have this setup in a cavalier with a 5-speed (and i know they make them, i just wish i had one.. a Z24). So, whats my chances is a rod or piston, it doesnt seem to leak oil either, didnt take much to clean the block with a can of degreaser, one of the cleanest 88's ive seen. so, lay it on me 2.8 nuts. Thanks Everyone drive safe.