i replaced the intake gasket and the lifters,for the second time in 5 yrs, now the engine runs like hell,i have no codes , no leaks that i can find, but engine hesitates.i have been told that the cam bearings have been damaged. is this the problem
gasket replaced , engine hesitates on 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
sounds like a laundry list. Why you have had to replace the intake gasket twice in 5 years tells me that it wasn't done properly the first time or it was misdiagnosed. And why lifter replacement? If the old lifters were worning due to water and coolant in the oil, I would have replaced the cam, at least, or the complete motor assembly. There's no telling what other worn bearings and engine component surfaces are dammaged at this point.