MaIntenance plz help

Asked by Apr 05, 2017 at 08:15 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I started off putting a new motor mount
and thermostat . 5 days ago.. Took it about
five miles out of town. As I was coming
back I started to go up a small hill I started
going up the hill and my car lost power the
gauge started going down from 70 miles in
speed. The car is bogging like it wants to
turn off. What could it be? I did have the
head gaskets replaced because there was
oil in the plugs , so I did head gaskets and
new plugs now there's oil again in the
plugs . What could it be?? To lose power

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Was it diagnosed as having bad head gaskets? Oil on the plugs can be caused by other reasons, such as ring or valve blowby. You don't mention the mileage on this motor but if it's high, you should have it evaluated to determine if it is worth doing any more work to it. If it has worn rings/pistons and valves/heads or bad timing, it will not make good power and probably need a rebuild.

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