Before thread lift procedure:
1) Check your vehicle’s service records.
If there are any recalls or other issues with the car, it will be mentioned in the records. Make sure you have all these details before starting a thread lift procedure.
Also make sure you know what kind of repairs were made to the car during its lifetime and how many times they need to be done.
2) Check if the engine oil level is low.
It might be due to leaking seals, bad gaskets, etc. Low engine oil levels may cause engine problems like knocking, stalling, or even damage to the pistons.
3) Check if the timing belt tensioner (TBC) needs replacing or maintenance.
TBCs regulate timing belts’ operation and wear out over time. Replacing the TBC is recommended if the engine runs rough or doesn’t start normally.
4) Check if the clutch master cylinder (CCM) needs replacement or maintenance.
CMs control the clutch fluid pressure and lubrication. Replacing the CCM is recommended if the car stalls when accelerating quickly from a stop.
5) Check whether or not there are any leaks in fuel lines, hoses, and fittings inside and outside of your vehicle.
Fuel lines, hoses, and fuel tank components can deteriorate over time and cause issues with your vehicle’s performance.
6) Check your tires for uneven wear, such as on the inside, outside, or center of the tire tread.
Uneven tire wear may mean there is an underlying problem with the brakes, suspension, wheel bearing(s), or other related parts. This should be looked at by a professional, especially if the problem gets worse.
During thread lift procedure:
1) Check for excessive engine idling or difficult idling.
This may be caused by an issue with the throttle position sensor (TPS), idle air control valve (IACV), or other related parts. If the idle speed becomes excessively high, this could damage other parts and cause stalling.
2) Check if the engine overheats.
If the coolant level is low or you notice a leak, this could cause overheating. You may also notice white smoke coming out of the tailpipe or seeing steam/vapors coming out from under the hood.
This may be due to coolant leaking from a block, head gasket(s), cylinder head(s), radiator, or heater core. If this is the case, get a tow to a mechanic immediately.
After thread lift procedure:
1) Check your coolant level.
If the engine is overheating, you will need to add more coolant. Be careful not to overfill the system, as this can cause leaks and make the problem worse.
2) Check if there are any warning lights illuminated on your instrument cluster and idrive screen.
If so, write them down and have them looked at as soon as possible. These are usually urgent issues that can prevent serious damage if not dealt with quickly.
Once you have gone through these procedures, you should be at less risk of having another automotive problem in the near future. At the same time, you will have a better understanding of how your vehicle works so in the future if you come across something you don’t recognize you can try to look it up and address the issue.
Good luck, and be safe!
(Feel free to post any questions or comments. I’ll be happy to answer them as best I can!
Thanks! – Jake)
Sources & references used in this article:
Using the Arcing Technique to Perform an Injectable Thread Lift™ Procedure by L Fletcher – Plastic Surgical Nursing, 2009 – journals.lww.com
Minimally invasive midfacial rejuvenation: combining thread-lift and lipotransfer by EF Williams III, SP Smith Jr – Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America, 2007 – Elsevier
Everything You Want to Know about TM–Including How to Do It by J White – 2004 – books.google.com