I Think You Nailed it!- Spark Knock on one Cylinder!


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1grouch2u
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I Think You Nailed it!- Spark Knock on one Cylinder!

Postby 1grouch2u » Wed May 01, 2013 10:17 am



I suffer lately worse than ever from "old-timers" disease; I've finally got the head, the new tire, and the drive greased up with moly,,,... all that good stuff, so it's supposed to be quiet now with one less (meaning none) broken valve guides- I'm hearing a "knock" that sounds like it's just out of one cyl. and I know I nee to get a stethescope, but just by accident I read the post on "Timing" -reminded of the split method... my day is looking better already- I'm late for dialysiis if I sit here at this computer any longer (my intent was to pay some bills real quick, but...) Bye guys! TTyL :lol:



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Re: I Think You Nailed it!- Spark Knock on one Cylinder!

Postby Fred Camper » Wed May 01, 2013 7:30 pm

Split timing is known to correct chain rattle at idle and that can be said to a knock, so perhaps you are on the right track. You need to split the timing unless you run an electronic ignition. If you run electronic, no split timing required for you.


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