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I have a rattling noise that occurs when the engine RPM goes above 3000. It's much less noticeable when the engine is cold. Matter of fact, it runs like a dream below 3000. I don't think it is piston slap, although I'm really not sure. It's more noticeable when I crank the throttle hard. Any thoughts?
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My thoughts....dont crank the throttle hard....keep below 3000 RPM. I would figure where its coming from, engine, exhaust, head area, clutch area, lower in the engine. You could get an engine stethoscope, like the doctors use only kooler. Or use a screwdriver, put the metal end on the...say valve cover. The handle up to your ear. See if it comes and goes as you move it around from place to place.
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5str48 wrote:I have a rattling noise that occurs when the engine RPM goes above 3000. It's much less noticeable when the engine is cold. Matter of fact, it runs like a dream below 3000. I don't think it is piston slap, although I'm really not sure. It's more noticeable when I crank the throttle hard. Any thoughts?
First rule out fuel - try a tank full of premium and see if it still happens. That will tell us if it is due to detonation.
Bolt used on the back of the stator is known to cause this if it has loosened up. It's the one you use to turn the motor over when replacing belts. Advice is to turn it clockwise only. It is a 17mm socket size and is under a 17 mm cover cap. It would take much to check.
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